In March the 2000th fusion prostate biopsy at Andros Clinics, Netherlands, was such a reason to celebrate. With their technique, they achieve exceptional results in prostate cancer diagnostics – using Möller Medicals Biopsy devices.
With precision diagnostics, aggressive prostate cancer is detected at an early stage at the Andros Prostate Cancer Center. Precision diagnostics means that the clinic first of all uses a MRI to see if a prostate biopsy is really needed. If a prostate biopsy is needed, the clinic uses a special method to take the biopsy more reliably and safely through the skin under local anesthesia.
In 2019, nearly 3,000 men in the Netherlands died of aggressive prostate cancer. This life-threatening form can almost only be treated cautiously at an early stage, before the cancer has spread. With precision diagnostics, these cancer can be detected earlier. Targeted punctures using precision biopsy needles lead to more reliable results.
In a traditional TRUS biopsy ultrasound-guided punctures are made through the rectum. To prevent infection antibiotics need to be taken. Most infections occur because E coli bacteria, which live in the gut, are punctured from the gut into the prostate during the biopsy. Sometimes bacteria that are resistant to preventive antibiotics cause a prostate infection or even a (life-threatening) blood poisoning that requires hospitalization, sometimes even in the ICU.
At Andros Clinics, the puncture is performed through the skin with the Möller Medical ABG device and preventive antibiotics are not necessary. The risk of prostatitis or blood poisonings is significantly lower. The automatic biopsy gun ABG from Möller Medical is an excellent device for this procedure. It´s strong spring mechanism garants a very good tissue result.
The fusion biopsy specialist performing the 2000th biopsy in this case is Dr. Jos J. Immerzeel. He as well is guiding urologists worldwide in switching to fusion biopsy and providing training in hospitals in biopsy puncture through the skin under local anesthesia.
Simple operation, sophisticated engineering: Möller Medical full-sCore® Biopsy Needles
Surgeons all around the world trust Möller Medical to supply the equipment that improves their diagnoses and cements their prestigious reputations. Our full-sCore® Biopsy Needles are engineered precisely for a low-to-no-trauma puncture which leads to the accurate collection of tissue. For practices that use ultrasound-guided biopsy, the echogenic distal tip helps ensure accuracy. Clear cm markings help guide surgeons to the correct depth every time.
Möller Medical’s BiopC® line of biopsy needles comes from decades of experience serving surgeons all over the world.
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