Pictured during Hologic ATEC (automatic tissue excision and collection) breast biopsy system applications training in the breast screening unit at Walsall Manor Hospital are advanced practitioner Louise Tromans, director of breast screening Dr Doreen Cox, Hologic radiology specialist Louise Davies, trainee consultant radiographer Julie Shepherd, advanced practitioner Julie Worthington and consultant radiographer Joyce Yates.
Applications training on the ATEC vacuum assisted biopsy system, endorsed by the College of Radiographers, is part of the supply and installation of this system, which Hologic reports is becoming increasingly popular. Its system offers tissue acquisition every four and a half seconds and is safe by virtue of a fully enclosed system. Set-up takes one minute.
Dr Cox said: “The breast team is delighted that it is now in a position to offer a streamlined biopsy service that will reduce the necessity for repeat biopsy procedures and allow a timely diagnosis for patients at Walsall Manor Hospital and Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust.”
See this report on page 4 of the September 2013 issue of RAD Magazine.