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ATEC Breast Biopsy System for Stereotactic

Hologic makes stereotactic-guided breast biopsy fast, safe and simple with the ATEC breast biopsy system.
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.  

The ATEC breast biopsy system is a proven solution with fast tissue acquisition that minimizes patient pain, providing physicians a platform to deliver compassionate care in a safe, accurate and efficient way.1

The ATEC system is:


  • Tissue acquisition occurs every 4.5 seconds, typically lasts less than 30 seconds total.1
  • Easily delivers local anesthetic without interruption.
  • Saline lavage and constant aspiration assists in consistent core retrieval.


  • Closed system reduces contamination risk.
  • Fully disposable device and tubing minimizes staff and patient exposure to biohazard.


  • Simple one minute set-up and clean-up.
  • No software required for user to program or operate the console.

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Saline lavage

  • Helps ensure consistent retrieval of high-quality tissue samples. This feature has also been shown to reduce the rate of hematoma occurrence by 25% as well as a reduction in average size of hematoma.1



  • Enables physicians to automatically or manually deliver local anesthetic directly to the biopsy site without interrupting the procedure.

Standard ATEC biopsy device

  • Gauge: 9 or 12 gauge
  • Length: 9 or 12 cm  
  • Aperture: 20 mm 


Petite ATEC biopsy device: designed to work with a minimum compression of 22 mm

  • Gauge: 9 gauge
  • Length:9 or 12 cm
  • Aperture: 12 mm 

1. Data on file with Hologic.