Intended for preoperative marking of nonpalpable breast lesions.
- The spring-hook wire acts as a marker to indicate the location of the lesion.
- The reference burnish mark, when visible just outside the needle hub on the spring-hook wire, provides visual assurance that the hook wire is within the needle tip during needle manipulation.
- The reinforced portion of the modified spring-hook wire serves as a visual and palpable landmark that helps the surgeon gauge the distance to the lesion during dissection and reduces the risk of severing the spring-hook wire.
- The EchoTip® models allow for improved visibility under ultrasound.