ATEC® Breast Biopsy System for Stereotactic Biopsy

Powerful tethered vacuum. Designed for compassionate patient care.

Our flagship ATEC® vacuum-assisted breast biopsy system is an all-in-one platform intended for use under ultrasound, MRI, stereotactic and 3D™-image guidance.

ATEC Mount



  • Tissue acquisition occurs every 4.5 seconds, typically lasting less than 20 seconds. 1
  • Saline lavage helps ensure consistent retrieval of high-quality tissue samples.


  • Deliver uninterrupted local anesthetic directly to the biopsy site.


  • Setup in less than one minute, no programming required.
  • The ATEC™ Sapphire 100 console can be used in all 3 modalities.
  • Fully disposable handpiece.
  • Closed system reduces contamination risk.


References: 1. 4.5 second tissue acquisition. Data on file at Hologic, Inc.

ATEC® Sapphire console for ATEC Breast biopsy

Breast Biopsy Markers

At Hologic, we have distinct shapes with options for great long-term ultrasound visibility. Designed so you can identify sites with confidence.

ATEC Stereotactic Biopsy Needle Specifications

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

ATEC Stereotactic Biopsy Resources

ATEC Prone Stereotactic Biopsy Video

A breast biopsy procedure performed under stereotactic guidance using the ATEC breast biopsy device and the MultiCare® Platinum stereotactic breast biopsy table.

ATEC Console Set Up Video (Ultrasound, MRI, Stereotactic)

How to set up the ATEC console for Ultrasound, MRI, and Stereotactic-guided breast biopsies.

PDF Files

Celero, ATEC, Eviva breast biopsy devices: Selected scientific publications on breast biopsy.

Hologic Master Terms & Conditions CANADA

DS-10098 ATEC Sapphire

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