Mercedes Torres Tabanera

Dr. Torres received her training in Breast Imaging in the LDS Hospital (Salt Lake City, Utah, USA) and in the Yale-New Haven University Hospital (New Haven, CT, USA) over the period from 1991 to 1992.

She has been a consultant in Breast Radiology since 1994. Her clinical and managerial experience in a number of positions began in 1992, and her expertise in breast interventional techniques dates back to 1994.

Having performed over 2000 procedures, both for diagnostic and therapeutic indications, Dr. Torres’ acknowledged experience in vacuum assisted biopsy (VAB) was initiated in 1999.

She has taken part as speaker at courses and conferences (over 100 lectures given). She has also participated in national and international specific theoretical and practical training courses, and has authored articles and book chapters.

She has contributed to the education of others and has supported the introduction and improvement of ultrasound guided VABB for diagnostic and therapeutic indications in Spanish, European and Mexican sites.

Until 2018 she has been the coordinator of the Unidad de Radiología de la Mujer (Female Radiology Unit) at the Hospital Universitario Puerta del Sur, Group HM (Móstoles, Madrid).

Currently she works at Centro Médico Ginecológico (Radiological Area of Breast Pathology),  Zaragoza.

Dr. Steven Wolberink​​

Dr. Wolberink has been a Consultant in Breast Radiology for over 7 years now: main positions at Westfriesgasthuis, Hoorn, the Netherlands, and the Alexander Monro Breast Cancer Hospital, Bilthoven, the Netherlands.

Besides these permanent positions he has held numerous temporary posts in the UK.

Beside these clinical positions he is also involved in giving lectures and hands on training both within the Netherlands and abroad, within Europa and going as far as a trip to China, all on the subject of Breast Radiology.



Vacuum assisted biopsy (VAB) is a breast biopsy technique
that can make surgery unnecessary for diagnosis confirmation
and the treatment of multiple benign lesions in women.

  • No hospital stay is required.

  • It is performed under local anaesthesia.

  • It leaves no scar.

  • It is possible to return to normal life in a few days.