The first liver biopsy has been performed by Adolf Bingel in the year 1923. Since then, biopsy needles started to be fully developed and in the year 1938. Irving Silverman developed a bifid biopsy needle which is considered the "father" of all current tru-cut type biopsy needles. In 1958. Giorgio Menghini developed a vacuum assisted biopsy needle. Nowdays therapy choice is based according to biopsy results.
Tru-cut biopsy needle for automatic guns
Cutting tip needle for automatic guns, 1 depth penetration 22 mm. Depth marks on the cannula. Notch to keep the specimen in, whistle and penetrating tip. Echogenic marker: inner
The procedure described is for guidance only. Each physician must, of course, evaluate the appropriateness of the procedure based on their clinical training and experience and the type of procedure to be performed. The needle must be used only once.
Disposable softtissue guillotine needles for obtaining precutaneous or surgical histological samples (eg. liver, spleen, kidney, prostate, lungs and lymph nodes). The RC needle is compatible with most models manufactured by BARD and MANAN.
1. Insert the needle into reusable gun
2. Charge the needle
3. Localise the lesion and fire the gun by depressing the trigger
4. Remove the needle from the patient, recover the sample and dispose of the needle in a suitable sharps container.