Marissa Postrado uses 3D technology for breast biopsy.


Staff Report

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – The Dorothy Mangurian Comprehensive Women’s Center at Holy Cross HealthPlex is the first Southeast Florida center to offer 3D-guided breast biopsy, an advanced, minimally invasive technique utilizing the Hologic Affirm Prone Breast Biopsy System.

The Affirm Prone Biopsy System is the world’s first and only dedicated prone biopsy system to offer both 2D stereotactic and 3D tomosynthesis imagingguided breast biopsies. Many physicians (and patients) prefer to perform breast biopsies with the patient reclining comfortably in the prone position, removed from the field of view of the biopsy instruments.

The availability of 3D imaging for biopsy guidance facilitates the localization and accurate targeting of lesions, including those that can be challenging to detect with conventional imaging techniques.

In addition, this new biopsy technology from Hologic has several key advantages over standard X-ray biopsy procedures, including faster targeting and fewer Xray exposures, resulting in shorter patient procedure time and reduced patient dose.

“Holy Cross is pleased to offer this advanced technology to the women in our community,” said Patrick A. Taylor, MD, President and Chief Executive Officer. “The ability to biopsy small areas of interest that may not be visible using other imaging techniques provides a significant advantage to our physicians and their patients. Integrating this ability into a system that allows these procedures to be performed with patients in the prone position represents a transformative innovation in breast biopsy. Holy Cross’ investment in this technology is another affirmation of our commitment to the early detection and diagnosis of this devastating disease.”

For more information about these important breast health procedures, contact Jasmine at 954-771-8000, dial 9 plus extension 1775.