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Optimizing fine-needle biopsy (FNB) procedures​

Fine-needle biopsy

Maximize Yield and Maintain Core Tissue Sample Quality​

Rely on the benefits of the proven Franseen Needle to help maximize your patients’ diagnostic yield and maintain core tissue sample quality.1​

In a meta-analysis of studies, FNB performed significantly better than fine-needle aspiration (FNA):2 

FNB FNA metrics

The meta-analysis reveals that EUS-FNB + ROSE doesn't surpass EUS-FNB with newer end-cutting needles. However, ROSE may still play a role with reverse bevel needles.2​

AcquireTM and AcqurieTM  S are EUS-FNB Franseen-tip needles, which allow to acquire larger, adequate histologic core tissue, ensuring an accurate diagnosis using the fanning technique.3​

​The Franseen needle has been used for over 50 years in interventional radiology4 and since 2016 in diagnostic EUS since 2016, hence boasting a proven track record for accuracy.1 This is increasingly vital in oncology research and genomic sequencing for developing targeted cancer therapies.5​

The Franseen needle's architecture, featuring three symmetrical needle points with fully formed cutting heels that are electropolished for sharpness, stands out.6 For larger histological specimens and preserved tissue architecture.7​

Aquire deviation analysis

This improvement in outcomes can reduce the risk of repeat procedures, enabling you to better manage patients’ wellbeing during challenging times while increasing resource efficiency at your hospital.​

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AcquireTM S Endoscopic Ultrasound Fine Needle Biopsy (FNB) Device​

Acquire S is the Franseen needle designed for ease-of-puncture and to help maximize diagnostic yield without compromising the quality of core tissue samples to obtain an accurate diagnosis.

Acquire S

AcquireTM Endoscopic Ultrasound Fine Needle Biopsy (FNB) Device​

The three points provide stability at puncture while the high quality, fully formed heels are designed to maximize tissue capture and minimize fragmentation, which may result in improved diagnostic yield and specimen adequacy to support oncology research.

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  1. Kaneko J, et al. Macroscopicon-site evaluationofbiopsyspecimensforaccuratepathologicaldiagnosisduringEUS-guidedfineneedlebiopsyusing22-G Franseenneedle. EndoscUltrasound. 2020 Nov-Dec;9(6):385-391.
  2. FacciorussoA, et al. Comparisonbetweenfine-needlebiopsyand fine-needleaspirationforEUS-guidedsamplingofsubepitheliallesions: a meta-analysis. GastrointestEndosc. 2020 Jan;91(1):14-22.e2. 
  3. Yang MJ, et al. Comparisonbetweenthreetypesofneedlesforendoscopicultrasound-guidedtissueacquisitionofpancreaticsolid masses: a multicenterobservationalstudy. SciRep. 2023 Mar 4;13(1):3677.
  4. Clifford C. & Franseen, M.D. Aspiration Biopsy, witha Description ofa New Type ofNeedle. N Engl J Med1941; 224:1054-1058.
  5. Carrara S, et al. Side-by-sidecomparisonofnext-generationsequencing, cytology, and histologyin diagnosinglocallyadvancedpancreaticadenocarcinoma. GastrointestEndosc. 2021 Mar;93(3):597-604.e5.
  6. Boston Scientific. Data on file.
  7. Takahashi K, et al. DiagnosticFine-Needle BiopsyofSmall Solid PancreaticLesionsUsinga FranseenNeedle duringEndoscopicUltrasound Examination. Diagnostics(Basel). 2020 Dec25;11(1):27.
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