October 3, 2006—Medical device manufacturer Suros Surgical Systems Inc (Indianapolis), which was recently purchased by Hologic Inc (Bedford, Mass), has struck gold in its hometown, with nearly every hospital and breast center in Indianapolis adopting the ATEC Breast Biopsy and Excision System.

“One of the greatest assets of the Suros ATEC system is its simplicity,” noted Lucia Spears, MD, Indianapolis Breast Center. “It allows for quicker procedures, which my patients appreciate, yet we can still be confident that we are getting the samples we need and that offer the most confident diagnosis possible.”

Suros was the first company to introduce MRI-guided breast biopsy; when performed with the ATEC, MRI-guided breast biopsy takes an average of 30 minutes. Nearly 200,000 breast biopsies have been performed using the ATEC device since its introduction in March 2002.

“Most significant about MRI biopsy with the ATEC is that it is quick and accurate, said Michael Fisher, MD, radiologist and director of mammography, St. Francis Hospital. “Patients have a very good experience with this system.”

—Cat Vasko