Insider Insight

“The Affirm® prone biopsy system has had an enormous positive impact at our breast center, improving both the quality of care and the patient experience, while increasing our overall capacity to perform procedures.”

Harriet Borofsky M.D.
Harriet Borofsky M.D.
Medical Director of Breast Imaging, Mills-Peninsula Medical Center

Microcalcifications

Dr. Teri Gizienski from Magee Women’s Hospital of UPMC Jameson walks through microcalcification cases. You will see how Dr. Gizienski uses the tomosynthesis guidance and lateral needle approach of the Affirm® prone biopsy system to efficiently perform these biopsies. 

Architectural Distortions

Dr. Teri Gizienski from Magee Women’s Hospital of UPMC Jameson discusses example architectural distortion cases. Discussion of identification and biopsy of architectural distortions including the tomosynthesis guided workflow. 

Tomo Only Findings

Dr. Teri Gizienski from Magee Women’s Hospital of UPMC Jameson discusses how the Affirm® prone system helps her manage lesions that are found only by tomosynthesis. Two example cases are discussed illustrating the approach for biopsy of tomo only findings and a 3D™ biopsy workflow summary. 

Challenging Cases

Dr. Teri Gizienski from Magee Women’s Hospital of UPMC Jameson discusses two challenging biopsy cases, chest wall calcifications, and an implant case, to illustrate how the Affirm® prone system helps efficiently perform biopsy procedures and tips for managing these cases. 

Download whitepapers. Clinical Experience with the Affirm® Prone System.

Dr. Alejandro Tejerina, the Director of Breast Imaging from the Breast Pathology Center of Madrid, describes his experience implementing the Affirm® prone system in a high-volume facility including clinical findings and how the system impacted his practice. In addition, Dr. Lars Grimm, Assistant Professor, Duke University Medical Center, discusses the clinical benefits of tomosynthesis guided breast biopsy highlighting the way that 3D™ biopsy equipment can benefit clinicians and their patients, and how this technology compares to traditional 2D imaging only procedures. Enter your information to get access to our whitepapers.

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Insider Insight

“Switching from our old workhorse stereotactic biopsy system to the new Affirm® prone biopsy system has been night and day.  Our technologists love how much faster they can position and image patients.  As a radiologist I appreciate the improved image quality, visual work interface, and ability to easily switch to a lateral arm approach as needed.  It has been a greatly improved upgrade all around.” 

Lars Grimm
Lars Grimm
Assistant Professor, Duke University Medical Center

3D Image-guided Prone Breast Biopsy: Initial Clinical Experience 

Free Certified one-hour archived webinar provided by ICPME for radiologists, radiologic technologists, and other healthcare providers who manage patients with breast disease.

This course presented by Dr. Debbie Bennett, Director, Breast Imaging, St. Louis University Hospital and Assistant professor of radiology at St. Louis University School of Medicine, describes how the addition of 3D mammography to a practice can introduce new challenges that can be solved with tomosynthesis-directed biopsy. 

Clinical Use of 3D™ Image-Guided Prone and Upright Breast Biopsy 

Free Certified one-hour archived webinar provided by ICPME for radiologists, radiologic technologists, and other healthcare providers who manage patients with breast disease. Webinar available in Spanish and French.

Dr. Alejandro Tejerina, the Director of Breast Imaging Pathology Center of Madrid, uses his clinical experience using prone 3D™ image guided biopsy. Dr. Tejerina discusses the reasons why tomosynthesis guided biopsy is needed, outlines the 3D prone biopsy workflow and discusses the clinical advantages of this procedure using example cases from his practice. 

Insider Insight

"It exceeded expectations….I can’t believe how visible these calcifications are, I’m amazed at how well I can see them."

Leading Breast Radiologist

Minnies 2016 finalist: Best New Radiology Device

The Affirm® prone system was recognized as a finalist in the 2016 Minnies awards. The Minnies awards enable medical imaging specialists to acknowledge contributions in the field of radiology. The candidates are nominated by members of AuntMinnie.com and winners are chosen by a panel of radiology experts. Read more.

Featured at 2016 Innovation Celebration

The Affirm® prone biopsy system was showcased in front of thousands of healthcare providers at Premier Inc.’s eighth annual Innovation Celebration in National Harbor, Maryland. The celebration is part of Premier’s Breakthroughs Conference and Exhibition, which recognizes advances in healthcare from industry suppliers committed to innovation and improving patient outcomes. This was the fourth time a Hologic product has been featured at Premier Inc.’s annual event. Read More

Bronze Winner: MDEA

The Affirm® prone system won the Bronze Medical Design Excellence Award (MDEA) for Radiological, Imaging, and Electromechanical Devices. The mission of the MDEA is to recognize significant achievements in medical product design and engineering that improve the quality of healthcare delivery and accessibility. Read More

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