Stereotactic Guided

Stereotactic guided breast biopsy uses mammography to help locate a breast abnormality and remove a tissue sample for examination. Computer X-rays of the breast show your physician exactly where a hollow needle should be inserted. Tissue will be extracted and examined to determine if it contains cancerous cells. Stereotactic breast biopsy can be a good way for a physician to evaluate calcium deposits or small masses that are not visible on an ultrasound. The X-ray guided biopsy is less invasive than surgery and leaves little to no scarring.

Stereotactic breast biopsies are typically performed on an outpatient basis using a local anesthetic to numb the skin around the area from where tissue samples will be taken. Patients typically have a very short recovery time.