Koning Breast CT (KBCT) system, including the KBCT-guided biopsy bracket, developments of Koning Corporation, Rochester, NY landed FDA approval.
The system uses cone beam CT technology to produce high-resolution 3D visualization of breast tissue without compression and is an alternative to mammography.
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The patient lies in a prone position, with the breast placed inside the imaging well. The breast simply maintaining its natural shape and there isn't any kind of suction used.
For safety measures, there is a transparent film separating the breast from the machinery below. The biopsy bracket enables the system to use guided biopsy procedures, offering high precision 3D needle navigation.