At the Center for Breast Care, we strongly encourage the performance of image guided needle biopsy of breast lumps or abnormal areas noted on mammogram, ultrasound, or MRI. The majority of breast abnormalities can be biopsied accurately outside of the operating room thereby eliminating the need for surgery and anesthesia and thereby avoiding scars on the breast. Image guided needle biopsies are typically performed in the radiology department under local anesthesia either by a radiologist or a breast surgeon. Results are usually available within 24 to 48 hours.
Image guided biopsies performed at the Center for Breast Care include MRI guided needle biopsy, stereotactic breast biopsy, and ultrasound guided breast biopsy.
Ultrasound guided placement of a biopsy needle in a breast mass