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What is Ultrasound-Guided Breast Biopsy?
Lumps or abnormalities in the breast are often detected by physical examination,
or other imaging studies. However, it is not always possible to tell from these imaging tests whether a growth is benign or cancerous. A breast biopsy is performed to remove small pieces of tissue through a minimally invasive procedure involving a hollow needle-from a suspicious area in the breast and examine them under a microscope to determine a diagnosis. Image-guided needle biopsy is not designed to remove the entire lesion, but most of a very small lesion may be removed in the process of biopsy. In ultrasound-guided breast biopsy, ultrasound imaging is used to help guide the radiologist's instruments to the site of the abnormal growth.
How should I prepare?
Paperwork is required, so we can make sure the medications we are going to give you will not interact with your current medications or cause a complication related to your past medical history. Please click here to print and complete form #1 and bring it with you to your appointment.
Approximate length of exam: 1 - 2 hours.
To schedule an Ultrasound-Guided Breast Biopsy, call Scheduling services at 719-776-8010. For more information on The Center for Women's Imaging, call 719-776-5118.
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