BREAST IMAGING » Breast Biopsy
If an imaging study appears suspicious, a biopsy may be needed to obtain a tissue sample to determine if cancer is present. We are equipped to perform a compete array of minimally invasive breast biopsy procedures, including ultrasound-guided core biopsy or aspiration, vacuum-assisted sterotactic breast biopsy, and MRI-guided vacuum-assisted breast biopsy.
Ultrasound-Guided Core Biopsy or Aspiration
Ultrasound is used to guide a core needle to obtain cells from a solid lesion or cyst. Breast imaging specialists watch in real time during the procedure, which requires local anesthesia and no radiation.
Stereotactic-Guided Vacuum-Assisted Breast Biopsy
Mammographic digital images are used to guide the core needle to obtain cells from the calcification or lesion that are seen on the mammogram but not the ultrasound. The procedure requires local anesthesia and low-dose radiation.
MRI-Guided Vacuum-Assisted Breast Biopsy
For abnormalities detected with MRI but not with mammography or ultrasound, MRI-guided core vacuum-assisted needle biopsy is used to obtain a sample from the lesion. The procedure requires only local anesthesia and no radiation.
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