Biopsy localization method and device

  • US 6,699,205 B2
  • Filed: 07/06/2001
  • Issued: 03/02/2004
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/22/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A method for marking a biopsy site, comprising the steps of:

  • providing a swellable bioresorbable body having a radiopaque marker carried by the bioresorbable body;

    removing a biopsy specimen from the breast of a patient, thereby creating a biopsy site;

    inserting the bioresorbable body into the biopsy site to mark the location of the biopsy site, wherein the bioresorbable body swells upon contact with body fluid; and

    testing the biopsy specimen.

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