C.R. Bard MC1825 - Maxcore Instr Biopsy 25cm 18G DIS 5/CS
MaxCore Disposable Core Biopsy Instrument, 18g x 25cm
The Bard Max Core Biopsy Instrument is a single use core biopsy device. It is available in several needle gauge sizes and lengths. The side and rear actuator buttons are color coded according to the various gauge sizes, e.g., Yellow=20 gauge, Pink=18 gauge, Purple=16 gauge and Green=14 gauge.
Every BARD Biopsy Instrument and Needle is specially designed to help you achieve one important goal: a large quality, reliable core sample. All needles are engineered for exceptional performance, featuring ultra-sharp tips and polished surfaces for smooth entry and exit. A broad selection of biopsy systems and needle sizes assures an ideal match with procedural needs and personal preferences.
BARD MAX-CORE Biopsy Instrument
Indications for Use
The core needle biopsy device is intended for use in obtaining biopsies from soft tissues such as liver, kidney, prostate, spleen, lymph nodes and various soft tissue tumors.
- This product should be used by a physician who is completely familiar with the indications, contraindications, limitations, typical findings and possible side effects of core needle biopsy, in particular, those relating to the specific organ being biopsied.
- The introduction of the needle into the body should be carried out under imaging control (ultrasound, X-Ray, CT, etc.).
- Never test the product by firing into the air. Damage may occur to the needle/cannula tip.
- Unusual force applied to the stylet or unusual resistance against the stylet while extended out of the supportive cannula may cause the stylet to bend at the specimen notch. A bent specimen notch may interfere with the needle function.
- Appropriate imaging modality accessories
- Surgical gloves and drapes
- Local anasthetic
- Coaxial cannula (optional)
- Sample collection container
- Other equipment as necessary
Directions for Use
Before using, inspect the needle for damaged point, bent shaft or other imperfections that would prevent proper function. If the needle is damaged or bent, DO NOT USE. Notify your Bard Sales Representative or Customer Service Representative.
1. Using aseptic technique, remove the Instrument from its package. See Figure 1.
Note: To remove the protective needle sheath and yellow guard, you must energize (cock) Instrument.
2. Energize (cock) Instrument by pulling back on the top slide to withdraw the cannula and lock in place. See Figure 2. Then pull back on the bottom slide to withdraw the stylet and lock in place. See Figure 3. Remove protective needle sheath and yellow guard. Instrument is ready to fire when both slides are locked back.
The biopsy procedure must be performed using appropriate aseptic techniques.
1. Prepare site as required. Adequate anesthesia should be administered prior to incision of the skin.
2. Verify Instrument is energized (cocked). See Figure 3.
Note: Do not place fingers in front of cocking slides once Instrument is energized (cocked). Impeding cocking slides' movement will impact functionality.
3. Insert tip of needle to the point to be biopsied.
4. While maintaining Instrument's position and the needle orientation, depress the rear actuator button, or push the side actuator forward (direction of arrow), to cause both stylet and cannula to automatically advance.
5. Remove needle from patient and pull back on the top slide to withdraw the cannula and expose the biopsy specimen (See Figure 2). Remove the specimen.
6. If additional biopsies are required, pull back on the bottom slide to withdraw the stylet and repeat the procedure.