Breast Biopsy

When a mass or suspicious breast tissue is identified on a diagnostic mammogram, breast ultrasound, or breast MRI, a biopsy, or tissue sample, is sometimes necessary to determine whether or not cancer is present.

Unlike earlier biopsy techniques, which required deep incisions and the removal of significant amounts of tissue, modern procedures use detailed image guidance to precisely locate the target tissue and accurately guide the biopsy instruments. The result is a less invasive procedure and faster recovery compared to open surgical biopsy.

Advanced Medical Imaging offers several methods for biopsy, each offering advantages in certain situations: stereotactic breast biopsies, ultrasound-guided breast biopsies, and MRI-guided breast biopsies. In all of the procedures, tissue samples are extracted through a hollow needle, sometimes with a vacuum-assisted device, rather than through a surgical incision.

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