Palpable Mass Markers
Readily identify symptomatic areas and provide permanent documentation that palpable area was noted.
The Beekley Skin Marking System® for Mammography offers radiologists a simple and effective way to identify nipples, raised moles, surgical scars, palpable masses and non-palpable areas of concern or pain. As a result, interpreting mammograms may be faster and more accurate, helping you save more lives.
The system consists of five different Beekley Medical® skin markers, each with a distinctive and unmistakable shape to interpret on an image. A circle appearing on the image could only mean one thing – a raised mole. A line indicates an area of a previous surgery, a triangle symbolises a palpable mass, a solid dot is used to mark a nipple and a square to mark non-palpable areas of concern or pain.
Breast imaging centres using the Beekley Skin Marking System for digital, analogue and tomosynthesis mammograms report better communication, fewer questions, fewer additional views and permanent documentation.
How does a palpable mass marker remove doubt?
The triangular shape (the international symbol for warning) immediately directs attention to the area of concern on the image without hiding or blending in with calcifications. A correlation is established between the physical findings of what is palpated in comparison to what is seen on the image. The presence of the palpable mass marker on the image provides documentation that the palpable abnormality is included on the film. Becomes a permanent record on the patient’s image, documenting the area of concern.