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Aurora Imaging Performs MRI Breast Biopsy
Oct 2002
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass., Oct. 1 -- Aurora Imaging Technology Inc., developer of the first FDA-cleared magnetic resonance imaging system designed for breast examination, announced it has performed a biopsy procedure using its MRI-guided interventional system. Physicians at the Faulkner Hospital were able to identify a suspicious lesion that was undetected on mammography or ultrasound and performed an MRI-guided core biopsy that showed the lesion to be malignant.

The MRI-guided interventional system is designed to biopsy tissue for pathological study that is difficult to locate with ultrasound or traditional methods.

According to Elsie Levin, M.D., associate director of the Faulkner-Sagoff Breast Imaging and Diagnostic Centre, "Breast MRI is able to detect small lesions not detectable by ultrasound or mammography. In many instances, with the MR images, we are able to go back and find the lesion with ultrasound and perform the biopsy."

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