New Breast Biopsy Technology Enhances Care

The Dr. Hadley J. Falk Breast Health Center at Crouse Health is the first in Syracuse to offer the new Hologic 3-D Breast Biopsy Prone System.

The advanced technology is designed to provide more accurate diagnoses with patients’ physical and emotional comfort at the forefront. During the needle biopsy, the patient is prone, or laying face down, instead of sitting or standing.

“The 3-D system is superior in its ability to detect potential cancers and allows us to locate the same abnormality seen on the patient’s screening exam to accurately place the needle for a subsequent biopsy,” said physician Stephen Montgomery, director of the Falk Breast Health Center.

The prone system also eliminates a direct view of the biopsy needle, helping to greatly reduce patient stress.

To make an appointment with the Falk Breast Health Center, call 315-470-5880 or visit