Needle Biopsy of the Breast
A needle biopsy is performed when a radiologist identifies an area of concern through diagnostic mammography. This safe and minimally invasive procedure allows further study of breast tissue in order to confirm whether cancer is present or not.
Our radiologists and technologists have been trained to make a needle biopsy of the breast as comfortable and quick as possible for patients. During the procedure, small amounts of breast tissue from the area of concern are removed through a needle. The tissue is then sent to a lab where a pathologist studies the sample under a microscope and makes a diagnosis.
Our radiologists use different methods to perform needle biopsies: (1) ultrasound-guided biopsy (2) stereotactic breast biopsy using X-ray images (mammograms) to guide the biopsy needle, and (3) MR-guided biopsy using magnetic resonance (MR) imaging.
Doctor Referral Required