Eviva® Breast Biopsy System

A proven and dependable solution for fast, compassionate, and easy breast biopsy.

At Hologic we are committed to minimizing the procedure’s impact on the patient and on the facility by designing clinically effective solutions that optimize facility workflows and create a better patient experience.

The Eviva® Breast Biopsy system, designed for both prone and upright systems, offers multiple device options trusted Globally in nearly 3,000 facilities and in over 2.4 million biopsies.1


  • Remove 6 consistent cores in under 30 seconds with 4.5 second biopsy cycle time.* 
  • Keep total control with manual needle rotation at your fingertips, no programming required. 
  • Manage patient bleeding without stopping the procedure with saline lavage and constant aspiration. 


  • Offer patients a positive cosmetic outcome with maximal core samples and minimal incision size.2 
  • Keep patients calm. Biopsy with a quiet remote pneumatic firing system that helps not startle the patient versus other adapter release systems.3
  • Manage patient pain with local anesthetic directly to the biopsy site with every core.4
  • Obscure blood from patient view with translucent color tubing. 


  • Optimize access to challenging lesions close to the chest wall using a low-profile needle. 
  • Manage a wide spectrum of patients with needle size, length, and aperture options. 
  • Manage thin breast compressions as small as 16mm.5
  • Work seamlessly on Hologic’s market leading Affirm® prone and upright biopsy guidance systems with all needle parameters pre-programmed.4 
  • Easily mark the site with integrated site marking solutions. 


ATEC Sapphire Console for Eviva® Breast Biopsy
*Hologic data on file, Internal testing performed at Hologic and maintained in PLM system
1. Hologic data on file.
2. Hologic data on file, Compared to Mammatome revolve® 8G. 
3. Hologic data on file, AW-02708 - Instructions for use - Eviva® - Stereotactic guided breast biopsy system
4. Hologic data on file, VER-05759, VER-04202, VER-04111, VER-03205, VER-03792, DHM-02115, DHM-02203
5. Hologic data on file, VER-03935 - Verification report - Affirm Targeting Accuracy with Eviva® and ATEC devices.

“The pneumatic firing capability of the Eviva device represents a major advance over conventional biopsy systems. The decrease in the sound of the firing mechanism has a major impact on patients’ perception of the procedure, reducing their overall anxiety and perception of pain.”

- Dr. Stuart Kaplan, Mount Sinai Medical Center, Miami, FL1

“Set-up time is faster, 5 minutes on average. The design of the system gives you a nice visual to follow for steps needed, frees up the tech once the radiologist starts to sample, and allows us to turn the room over faster.

I have seen a real commitment on Hologic’s part to improving the overall experience for patients having breast biopsies as well as improving efficiency for the radiologist and technologists. Patients routinely say, “It was much better than I thought it would be.’”

- Susan Zignego, Lead Mammography Technologist, Advocate Aurora Grafton Medical Center, Grafton, WI

Integrated to be fast

The Hologic Eviva® breast biopsy system was designed for use with our advanced Affirm® prone and upright breast biopsy guidance systems in both stereotactic 2D and 3D™ biopsy procedures, offering optimized access for faster, more accurate procedures11-13 at a lower dose

The Affirm™ Prone breast biopsy system with the Eviva® breast biopsy device

The Affirm breast biopsy guidance system with the Eviva® breast biopsy device

Specimen Imaging for Confirmation in the Room

Accelerate Your Procedure. Combine the Faxitron® Core Specimen Radiography System in your suite, to eliminate delays for core sample verifications with the core specimen radiography system designed to provide high-resolution imaging in the room, helping you accelerate procedures and get patients out of compression faster. 1

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. Hologic provides an array of biopsy site marking options specific for the Eviva® system, composed of bio-compatible permanent titanium, stainless steel, or nitinol.


1. Hologic data on file, Compared to Specimen imaging on mammography unit outside of the biopsy suite, 2015 Kadence International survey of 200 healthcare professionals. 
11. Hologic data on file, Compared with stereotactic (2D) biopsy.
12. Schrading S, Martine D, Dirrichs T, et al. “Digital Breast Tomosynthesis-guided Vacuum-assisted Breast Biopsy: Initial Experiences and Comparison with Prone Stereotactic Vacuum-assisted Biopsy.” Radiology. 2015 274:3, 654-662 E-pub 2014 Nov 12.
13. Smith A, Sumpkin J, Zuley M, et al. “Comparison of Prone Stereotactic vs. Upright Tomosynthesis Guided Vacuum Assisted Core Breast Biopsies.” (paper presented at the annual meeting for the Radiological Society of North America. Chicago, Il, November 2014).

With multiple 9g and 12g needle options in standard and petite configurations; superficial, chest wall, and retroareolar lesions are easily handled by choosing the right needle for the task.

Eviva® Breast Biopsy Specifications

Standard Eviva® biopsy devices:

  • Gauge: 9 or 12 gauge
  • Length: 10 or 13 cm
  • Aperture: 20 mm
  • Throw/Stroke: 23 mm

Trocar Petite Eviva® biopsy devices, designed to work with a minimum compression of 20 mm:

  • Gauge: 9 gauge
  • Length: 10 or 13 cm
  • Aperture: 12 mm
  • Throw/Stroke: 15 mm

Blunt nose petite Eviva® biopsy devices, with hemispherical tip designed to work with a minimum compression of 16 mm:

  • Gauge: 9 gauge
  • Length: 10 or 13 cm
  • Aperture: 12 mm

Eviva® Breast Biopsy Resources

Introductory Video: 3D™ Breast Biopsy Procedure with Eviva® biopsy device

Eviva® Upright Stereotactic Biopsy with Affirm Video

A breast biopsy procedure performed under stereotactic guidance using the Eviva breast biopsy system and the Affirm upright breast biopsy system.

Console Set Up Video for Eviva®

How to set up the ATEC console for a breast biopsy using the Eviva® breast biopsy device.

PDF Resources

The Eviva® breast biopsy system was designed with the flagship technology of the ATEC breast biopsy device, as well as these additional features for optimal use during stereotactic or tomosynthesis biopsy procedures.
This paper is an evaluation of the Eviva® biopsy device on the speed and efficiency of stereotactic breast biopsy procedures.
This paper discusses the Benefits of the Eviva® vacuum-assisted stereotactic breast biopsy device.
Selected scientific publications on breast biopsy.
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