Minimally invasive

No harpoon needed

Industry leading thin needles

Fine needles for cytology have been used more than 50 years in all parts of the body with no to very little harm. Gold Anchor markers come preloaded in needles of the same size.


  • Reduced risk of pneumothorax
  • Reduced patient discomfort – less need for anesthesia
  • Less risk of infection, edema, and bleeding
  • Less risk of seeding of cancer cells

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comparison of needles 25g 22g 18g 17g

“The application process for Gold Anchor is much easier than for other fiducial markers. With Gold Anchor we do not have to use local anesthesia – giving local anesthesia would be more painful than implanting the fine needle marker.

We have between 5-8 patients per week and have had almost no infections since we started using Gold Anchors in 2009 When we started with gold markers we used prophylatic antibiotic, Ciprofloxacin 500 mg twice daily, for three days before implantation, but since autumn 2010 we use two Bactrim Forte pills as a single dose two hours before the implantation”

Oncologist Enrique Castellanos

MD, PhD, Department of Oncology, Karolinska University Hospital, Sweden