A Breakthrough in Breast Specimen Imaging



The Trident specimen radiography system revolutionizes tissue imaging, such as breast specimens, by incorporating a micro-focused tube, unique specimen image processing algorithms and amorphous selenium direct digital detector. The result is sharp, high quality images for rapid specimen verification.

Designed to maximize workflow efficiencies, Trident is intuitive for non-technical operators. It features one-touch x-ray control with Automatic Exposure Control (AEC), lighted specimen x-ray chamber, large active imaging area and easy-to-use software with a simple, yet robust tool set.

Trident enables quick communication and decision making with its one button image export to the SecurView DX diagnostic workstation, PACS and other preferred output devices; or to a printer for hardcopy review.

Clinical Applications

  • Dedicated Specimen Imaging System


Exceptional Image Quality

Proprietary selenium direct conversion detector technology to quickly obtain sharp, high resolution images

Large 12 cm x 14 cm imaging area offers versatility to image core biopsies and surgically excised samples

Unique algorithms optimized for breast specimen radiography processing

Innovative Enhanced Visualization tool offers five image optimization levels for improved lesion conspicuity

1.5 X and 2.0 X geometric magnification with auto level detection

Automatic Exposure Control (AEC) optimized for breast excisions and core biopsies

Operator Productivity

User-friendly control panel and software interface; requires no specialized x-ray knowledge

Superb image quality in minimal steps at the point of care reduces patient procedure time1

Lighted specimen chamber facilitates workflow by assisting with accurate specimen positioning

Robust tool set includes annotate, measure, magnification, zoom, invert, win/level enhancements, custom user presets and more

Convenient, once-a-month calibration, which can be auto-configured to run at power down

Ergonomic Design

Self-contained, fully integrated system

Mobile cart for easy transport between rooms

Tilting LCD display for optimal viewing

Easy to open, safety-interlocked chamber door

Auto-sensing magnification reduces procedure steps

Convenient specimen stage storage compartment

Convenient pull-out shelf for expanded work surface

Robust Connectivity

Easy integration into your facility with one button send to the SecurView DX diagnostic workstation or PACS

Capture annotatations, measurements and enhancements in a new DICOM file

Flexible image output to printer for hardcopy reproduction or to removable media devices

Efficient access to Modality Worklist


The Trident™ specimen radiography system ushers in a new era in specimen imaging by leveraging Hologic’s amorphous selenium direct conversion detector technology, which eliminates the need to convert x-rays to light. The result is exceptional sharp digital images. Its high image quality, combined with easy-to-use software, offers reduced procedure steps and improved workflow.

With a large, 12 cm x 14 cm active imaging area, the Trident specimen radiography system can accommodate a wide range of biopsy sizes, from cores to large specimens.

Trident is ideal for radiologists, breast surgeons and pathologists and easily integrates into your facility. Trident’s images can be sent to the PACS or the SecurView® DX diagnostic workstation with the touch of a button, allowing for quick communication and decision making.

About the Manufacturer


Hologic, Inc. is a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of premium diagnostic products, medical imaging systems and surgical products, with an emphasis on serving the healthcare needs of women. The Company operates four core business units focused on breast health, diagnostics, GYN surgical, and skeletal health. With a comprehensive suite of technologies and a robust research and development program, Hologic is committed to improving lives. The Company is headquartered in Massachusetts.

Hologic employs approximately 5,500 employees worldwide. The Company's Common Stock is listed on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the trading symbol "HOLX".