The Geotek Biopsy Needle is a specialized medical device used to collect tissue samples from various parts of the body for diagnostic purposes. It is a core biopsy needle designed to obtain small cylindrical tissue samples from deep within the body, guided by imaging techniques such as ultrasound or computed tomography (CT) scan. The needle features a sharp cutting edge, allowing for precise and minimally invasive sampling.
- Core Biopsy Design: The Geotek Biopsy Needle is designed to obtain core tissue samples, providing a more accurate representation of the targeted area for diagnosis compared to fine-needle aspiration.
- Sharp Cutting Edge: The needle’s sharp cutting edge facilitates smooth and efficient tissue sampling, reducing patient discomfort and procedural time.
- Sterile and Single-Use: Geotek Biopsy Needles are sterile, single-use devices to minimize the risk of infection and ensure optimal safety during the biopsy procedure.
- Depth Markings: Many biopsy needles have depth markings along the shaft, allowing healthcare professionals to gauge the depth of penetration during the biopsy procedure.
- Compatibility: The Geotek Biopsy Needle is often compatible with various biopsy guns or devices used for sample collection.
- Tissue Diagnosis: The Geotek Biopsy Needle is commonly used to obtain tissue samples from suspicious or abnormal lesions detected during imaging studies. These samples are then examined under a microscope to diagnose various conditions, including cancer, infections, and inflammatory diseases.
- Solid Mass Biopsy: The needle is suitable for sampling solid masses or tumors in various organs, such as the breast, liver, lung, prostate, and kidney.
- Monitoring Disease Progression: Biopsy needles may be used in follow-up procedures to monitor changes in tissue and disease progression over time.
- Treatment Planning: The biopsy results help in formulating appropriate treatment plans, guiding further management, and determining the best course of action for the patient.
- Research and Study: Biopsy needles are also used in research and academic settings to study tissue characteristics and advance medical knowledge.