History of breast biopsy
In the year 1000 AD, Ab al-Kasim already describes therapeutic punctures.
Source: Wellcome Collection gallery
In the 1850s and 1860s, the first breast biopsies are performed by Skey, Sir James Paget, and John Eric Erichsen, as well as Pritchard.
Source: Wellcome Collection gallery; photograph by G. Jerrard
The first dedicated breast biopsy needles are introduced in the early 1930s – and described in the papers of Hayes Martin and Edward Eillis, as well as Ernst Mannheim.
Source: National Cancer Institute
In 1981, the analog mammography system MAMMOMAT B offers a biopsy paddle for needle localization under mammography control.
MAMMOMAT 3 is the first stereotactic breast biopsy system from Siemens Healthineers. It enabled more accurate, minimally invasive biopsy procedures.
The digital mammography system Mammomat Inspiration supports stereotactic biopsy in 2008.
Introduced in 2017, MAMMOMAT Revelation offers 50° wide-angle tomo breast biopsy with an integrated specimen scan right at the system.1
1MAMMOMAT Revelation is not commercially available in all countries. Due to regulatory reasons its future availability cannot be guaranteed. Please contact your local Siemens Healthineers organization for further details.