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Non-Metallic Pellet

Designed for digital and 3D breast tomosynthesis units

Advanced materials for today's sophisticated imaging equipment.

  • Proven to communicate with minimal artifact
  • Low-density, provides subtle, light localization of nipple
  • Ideal for digital and digital breast tomosynthesis mammography
  • 2.3mm pellet
Non-metallic pellet - TomoSPOT skin marker for marking nipples

Metallic Pellet

For those who prefer bright landmarks

Bright imaging for a variety of radiographic needs

  • Non-lead metallic pellets provide bright, distinct image
  • High density, burnout resistant
  • Ideal for film screen mammography; other radiographic applications
  • Pellet sizes from 1.5mm to 2.5mm
Metallic pellet - Designed for Digital skin marker for marking nipples
X-ray of R CC and L CC views showing nipples out of profile

Ensures nipple is in profile

"A nipple can roll and will look like a nodule if not in profile; we use a nipple marker to avoid patients being called back."

Mammography Technologist, Charleston, WV

proper positioning of the breast during mammogram with the aid of a nipple marker

Helps with proper positioning

"Marking the nipple helps in proper positioning by giving a visual when trying to position the nipple in perfect profile. It is especially helpful on true lateral views to ensure the breast is completely lateral."

Lead Mammography Technologist, Warren, PA

X-ray of R MLO and L MLO views with nipple marker & circular mole marker

A "cheat sheet" for distance from the nipple

"Not all nipples are in the same place, nipple markers distinguish it from breast tissue. When it comes to diagnostic imaging, it’s a cheat sheet for distance from the nipple."

Mammography Supervisor, West Palm Beach, FL

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