First-of-its-kind prone 3D biopsy at Holy Cross

South Florida Times - - METRO - Staff Re­port

FORT LAUD­ERDALE, Fla. – The Dorothy Man­gurian Com­pre­hen­sive Women's Cen­ter at Holy Cross HealthPlex is the first South­east Florida cen­ter to of­fer 3Dguided 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.

PHOTO COUR­TESY OF HOLY CROSS

Marissa Postrado uses 3D tech­nol­ogy for breast biopsy.

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