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Mammograph provided with an improved needle carrier Patent #: 5219351
ApplicationNo. 851683 filed on 03/12/1992
US Classes:600/407, Detecting nuclear, electromagnetic, or ultrasonic radiation378/162, AUXILIARY DATA ACQUISITION OR RECORDING600/427, Combined with therapeutic or diagnostic device600/567Body pierced by tubular cutter or rod-type punch
ExaminersPrimary: Aschenbrenner, Peter A.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
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International ClassA61B 019/00
AbstractThis invention relates to an orbital aiming device for aiming a puncturing instrument to a targeted object for use with an isocentric mammo fluoro X-ray apparatus.The device comprises a guide supporting the puncturing instrument so that it aims at the isocenter of the mammo X-ray apparatus, which guide is mounted on an arcuate member orbitally movable and supported by a swiveling arm swiveling about an axis passing through the isocenter so that the puncturing instrument can be pivoted about the isocenter around two rotational axis for real-time selection of the penetration path, which path can be from any direction around a patient's breast.