Frequently asked questions

We're always happy to discuss the features and advantages of the Sirius Pintuition system with you. You can find answers to the most frequently asked questions here.

System general

What is the Sirius Pintuition system?

Sirius Pintuition is a surgical localization technology for the treatment of non-palpable breast cancer and other soft tissue tumor types.

What are the main advantages of Sirius Pintuition?

Sirius Pintuition is a radioactive-free, wire-free surgical localization system. Our system has intuitive and directional, millimetre-accurate detection with a range of 50mm. Our probe is fully reusable and compatible with conventional surgical tools. Sirius Pintuition is an affordable solution that can improve the productivity of tissue sparing surgeries.

Where can I get instructions for using the Sirius Pintuition system?

The Instructions for use will be available from our support page.

Where can I find detailed information about the Sirius Pintuition system?

Technical specifications are part of the instructions for use, which will be available from our support page. If you would like to receive more information or have any questions, please let us know and we’ll be in touch.  

Where can I try out the Sirius Pintuition system?

Sirius provides personal live online demonstrations of the Sirius Pintuition system, you can book a timeslot here. Also we are present on all the major international conferences in the surgical oncology field and will announce new events in our newsletter on social media and on this webpage. Please subscribe to our newsletter or follow us on social media (twitter/linked) to stay in touch. 

I’m interested, how can I get more information?

We’re happy to hear you are interested in Sirius Pintuition. Please leave your contact details and we’ll be in touch or go ahead and book an live online demonstration.

Product performance

What can you tell me about the chance of seed migration?

Smaller, radioactive iodine seeds have been shown not to migrate[1] and A previous version of the Sirius Pintuition device was associated with negligible migration (all <1mm) after an implantation duration of median 18 (13- 29) days, N=5 [2]”.

[1] Alderliesten T, Loo CE, Pengel KE, Rutgers EJT, Gilhuijs KGA, Vrancken Peeters MTFDJTFD. Radioactive seed localization of breast lesions: an adequate localization method without seed migration. Breast J [Internet]. United States; 2011; 17: 594–601. Available from:

[2] Schermers B, van der Hage JA, Loo CE, Vrancken Peeters MTFD, Winter-Warnars HAO, van Duijnhoven F, et al. Feasibility of magnetic marker localisation for non-palpable breast cancer. Breast [Internet]. Elsevier Ltd; 2017; 33: 50–56. Available from:

What can you tell me about MRI conditions?

The Pintuition Seed is conditionally safe for scanning MRI systems, but will lead to image artefacts. Our needle is not MRI-safe, so it is not safe to implant the seed under MR guidance. Please refer to the Instructions for Use for specific information.  

What can you tell me about visibility?

The Pintuition Seed is visible on the most common imaging modalities, including ultrasound, x-ray/mammography, and CT.


Can I order a Sirius Pintuition System?

Sirius Medical is launching its commercial presence in Europe and will start actively promoting and selling the Sirius Pintuition system in the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and Germany.

Orders and deliveries outside this region will be possible soon. We will continuously update the countries with commercial access.

To find out directly how you can get access to the Sirius Pintuition System in your country. Please leave your email address at our contact page and we will get in touch.

Is the Sirius Pintuition system affordable?

At Sirius Medical, we are committed to keeping the healthcare system in balance by offering an affordable solution. If you are interested what this means for your practice, we would be more than happy to share our value efforts and the possibility of building a business case for your specific situation. Please leave your contact details and we’ll be in touch.

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