ATEC® Breast Biopsy System for Ultrasound

Powerful tethered vacuum. Designed for compassionate patient care.

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 designed to deliver the precision, control and compassionate care required with ultrasound-guidance.

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.


  • Tissue acquisition occurs every 4.5 seconds, typically lasting less than 20 seconds with a single insertion and clearly visible aperture.1
  • Saline lavage helps ensure consistent retrieval of high-quality tissue samples.


  • Deliver uninterrupted local anesthetic directly to the biopsy site.
  • Completely remove the mass without surgery callback.*


  • 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.


*FDA cleared to remove benign fibroadenomas
1. 4.5 second tissue acquisition. Data on file at Hologic, Inc.

ATEC® Sapphire console for ATEC® Breast biopsy


ATEC® needle visible under Ultrasound

Breast Biopsy Markers

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ATEC® Ultrasound Biopsy Specifications

ATEC® biopsy device:

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

ATEC® Ultrasound Introducer:

  • Designed to improve access to the biopsy site under ultrasound guidance, offering additional simplicity in marker deployment with any end-deploy ultrasound site markers offered by Hologic.

ATEC® Ultrasound Biopsy Resources

ATEC® Console Set-up Video (Ultrasound, MRI, Stereotactic)

How to set up the ATEC® console for ultrasound, MRI and stereotactic-guided breast biopsies.

ATEC® Ultrasound Biopsy Procedure Video

A breast biopsy procedure performed under ultrasound guidance using the ATEC® breast biopsy system.

ATEC® Ultrasound Biopsy Patient Video

Biopsy patient movie focused on ultrasound-guided breast biopsy with the ATEC® breast biopsy system.

PDF Resources

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