NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 7,916 terms related to cancer and medicine.
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- listen (MA-moh-tome)
- A device that uses a computer-guided probe to perform breast biopsies. A biopsy procedure using the MAMMOTOME device can be done on an outpatient basis with a local anesthetic, removes only a small amount of healthy tissue, and doesn’t require sutures (stitches) because the incision is very small. MAMMOTOME is a registered trademark of Devicor Medical Products, Inc.