A proven solution that enables physicians to provide an efficient, accurate and compassionate ultrasound breast biopsy.
Hologic is dedicated to being the leader in comprehensive solutions for ultrasound-guided breast biopsy. The ATEC breast biopsy system for ultrasound is just one of our several outstanding clinical intervention options.
Our flagship ATEC vacuum-assisted breast biopsy system is an all-in-one platform designed for use under ultrasound, MRI, stereotactic and 3D™-image guidance. It provides physicians a fast, safe and simple way to perform minimally invasive breast biopsy procedures.
The ATEC system delivers the precision and control required with ultrasound-guidance and is FDA cleared for partial and complete removal of benign breast tissue.
The ATEC system is:
Fast - Multiple tissues samples with a single insertion. - Tissue acquisition occurs every 4.5 seconds, typically lasting less than 30 seconds total.1 - Easily delivers local anesthetic without interruption. - Combination of saline lavage and consistent aspiration helps ensure a core with every cycle.²
Safe - Closed system reduces contamination risk. - Fully disposable device and tubing minimize staff and patient exposure to biohazards.
Simple - Simple one minute setup and clean-up. - No software required for user to program or operate the console.
Features - Saline lavage: Helps ensure consistent retrieval of high quality tissue samples. - Y-Valve: Enables physicians to automatically or manually deliver local anesthetic directly to the biopsy site without interrupting the procedure.
Products - Standard ATEC biopsy device: - Gauge: 9 or 12 gauge - Length: 9 or 12 cm - Aperture: 20 mm
Accessories - ATEC ultrasound introducer Designed to improve access to the biopsy site under ultrasound guidance, offering additional simplicity in marker deployment with any of our end-deploy ultrasound site markers. References: 1. K042290 2. Internal testing performed at Hologic and maintained in PLM system