Affirm® Contrast Biopsy Software

Affirm® Contrast Biopsy Software allows clinicians to target and acquire tissue samples in lesions identified in contrast enhanced mammography. It is an optional software license for Selenia® Dimensions® and 3Dimensions™ systems for use with I-View® contrast enhanced mammography and the Affirm® breast biopsy guidance system.

  • Biopsy
  • Tissue Acquisition and Marking

Biopsy with contrast

Clinical application

Affirm Contrast Biopsy software allows targeting and acquisition of tissue samples in lesions identified on prior CEM exams, where a correlate may not be found using tomosynthesis or ultrasound.

Similar to stereotactic biopsy

Like stereotactic biopsy procedures, following iodine injection, lesions are localized using a scout view and the 15-degree image pairs.

Efficient workflow

Keep contrast exams in the mammography suite resulting in cost savings over using bMRI.1 Contrast diagnostic exams and biopsy use familiar mammography and biopsy procedures benefiting both providers and patients.

Familiar experience for patients

Patients greatly prefer CEM procedures over bMRI for reasons such as faster procedure time, greater comfort, lower anxiety, and lower noise level.2


1. Patel B, Gray R, Pockaj B. Potential Cost Savings of Contrast-Enhanced Digital Mammography. AJR 2017;208:W231-W237

2. Hobbes M, Taylor D, Buzynski S et al. “Contrast-enhanced spectral mammography (CESM) and contrast enhanced MRI (CEMRI): Patient preference and tolerance” J Med Imaging Radiat Oncol. 2015 Jun;59(3):300-5. [Epub 2015 Apr 21].


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