Hologic was due to showcase the following new products at ECR 2020, which has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic
The 3Dimensions Mammography System is the industry’s fastest and highest resolution breast tomosynthesis system on the market. The system offers a variety of features designed to provide higher quality 3D images for radiologists, and enhanced workflow for technologists, with lowdose options, for patients. For example, the system includes Intelligent 2D imaging technology, which works with the system’s Clarity HD highresolution 3D imaging to deliver unprecedented clarity, contrast and detail at a lower dose.
Another feature available with the 3Dimensions system is the Quantra 2.2 breast density assessment software, which enables standardization in patient protocols, providing reproducible and consistent breast density assessment. Furthermore, thanks to the addition of the SmartCurve breast stabilization system, the 3Dimensions system is also clinically proven to deliver a more comfortable mammogram compared to standard compression, without compromising on speed, dose or accuracy.
The Brevera® Breast Biopsy System with CorLumina® Imaging Technology is a real-time breast biopsy and verification system that improves the patient experience and streamlines the biopsy process from start to finish. Before the Brevera system, radiologists performing stereotactic breast biopsy procedures to diagnose breast cancer were often required to leave the patient under compression while they moved to another room to image and verify tissue samples. With the Brevera system, radiologists are able to obtain and image tissue samples in the procedure room in just a few seconds, potentially saving up to 10 minutes per patient and cutting the procedure time by up to 25%.
The Affirm® Prone Breast Biopsy System is the only dedicated prone biopsy system offering superior 2D or tomosynthesis imaging. Thanks to this high-quality 2D or tomosynthesis imaging and a field of view that’s more than 6.5 times larger than older generations of prone biopsy systems, clinicians can visualize more tissue and pinpoint subtle lesions and faint calcifications that may not be visible on older systems. Of note, more than 95% of patients reported their Affirm prone biopsy procedure was faster, more comfortable and less painful than expected. The system is designed with patients’ physical and emotional comfort in mind. Direct view of the biopsy needle is eliminated helping to reduce patient stress, and clinicians can quickly identify, target and access lesions to help reduce time spent in compression.
The Faxitron™ Core Specimen Radiography System is designed for efficiency. Within seconds this self-contained, table top unit provides highresolution imaging for immediate core sample verification in the biopsy room.
The LOCalizer™ Wireless Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Breast Lesion Localization System is a non-radioactive, radiofrequency localization system designed for precise marking and targeting of lesions in breast-conserving surgery. It was designed to replace the traditional wire-guided localization method, which requires placement of a wire on the day of surgery. With the tag, placement can be done weeks or months prior to surgery. For patients, this means they can arrive closer to their surgery time and experience fewer interventional procedures.
The Trident® HD Specimen Radiography System delivers enhanced image quality, improved workflow and instant sample verification during breastconserving surgeries and stereotactic breast biopsies. The Trident products are the only specimen radiographs on the market to use amorphous selenium direct capture imaging – the same detector technology used in Hologic’s 3Dimensions mammography system – to generate crisp, clear, high-resolution images.
The Viera™ Portable Breast Ultrasound System is a wireless, handheld ultrasound device that delivers accurate, high-resolution diagnostic images at the point of care, enabling optimization of clinical workflow and patient pathway. The system seamlessly transmits images to smart devices and communication systems (PACS) in the office, exam room or surgical suite, and allows facilities to add interventional breast ultrasound services for a fraction of the cost of comparable cart systems. Additionally, the Supersonic Mach 30 Breast Ultrasound System provides fast, high quality imaging and is the first to offer an intuitive touchpad control and large adjustable touchscreen display. The system’s enhanced ergonomics are designed to increase usability.