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Commercial Release of 3D (Breast Tomosynthesis) Biopsy Option Strengthens Hologic's Position as Provider of the Nation's Most Comprehensive Portfolio of Interventional Breast Health Solutions
Date:7/15/2013

anielsen, Hologic's Vice President and General Manager, Breast Imaging. "Physicians now have a new tool, tomosynthesis, to accurately identify regions of interest for biopsy. This addresses an emergent need users of our 3D mammography systems have identified - a biopsy technology that helps them locate lesions seen only on tomosynthesis images, as well as lesions that are better visualized using 3D imaging."

The 3D biopsy option joins Hologic's comprehensive suite of interventional breast health products, allowing users to depend on a single vendor for the majority of their breast health clinical needs. In addition to the Affirm upright biopsy system, the Company's MultiCare Platinum biopsy table can be used to perform prone biopsy procedures. The versatile ATEC vacuum-assisted breast biopsy system can be used to perform biopsies under stereotactic, ultrasound, MRI or tomosynthesis guidance using the Company's Eviva or ATEC devices. Hologic also provides a full line of biopsy site markers for use in all breast biopsy modalities.

Specimen radiography needs, whether in the operating room or imaging suite, can be met with Hologic's Trident specimen radiography system. This system was developed in response to customer requests and utilizes Hologic's flagship amorphous selenium, direct-capture detector, ensuring high-quality specimen imaging.

About Hologic, Inc. Hologic, Inc. is a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of premium diagnostics products, medical imaging systems and surgical products, with an emphasis on serving the healthcare needs of women. The Company operates four core business units focused on diagnostics, breast health, GYN surgical and skeletal health. With a comprehensive suite of technologies and a robust research and development program, Hologic is committed to improving lives. The Company is headquartered in Massachusetts. For more information, visit www
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