The real-time breast biopsy and verification system is designed to boost accuracy and improve the patient experience by streamlining the biopsy process, according to Hologic.
The technology combines tissue acquisition, real-time imaging, sample verification and advanced post-biopsy handling into one system.
Traditionally, patients undergoing stereotactic breast biopsy procedures remain under compression while being moved from one room to another to image and verify tissue samples. But radiologists using the Brevera system can obtain and image samples in a single room in just a few seconds, saving up to 10 minutes per patient and slashing the procedure time by up to 25%, Hologic reported.
Hologic also noted that the system’s CorLumina tech automates the tissue sample collection and separation process, and can also be integrated to share images and transfer patient records.
“The Brevera system is a major breakthrough that transforms the breast biopsy procedure as we know it,” Jan Verstreken, Hologic’s president for EMEA and Canada, said in prepared remarks.
“Clinicians are now able to image and verify tissue samples in real-time in the procedure room, leading to fast procedure times and an improved experience for women, without compromising accuracy or outcomes. The Brevera system is yet another example of Hologic’s dedication to developing products that are designed to better meet the needs of our customers and their patients.”
The company’s Brevera system is designed to be used with the Affirm prone biopsy system, the Affirm breast biopsy guidance system, the MultiCare Platinum system and most upright and prone systems on the market.