A breast biopsy utilizes fine needles to extract tissue from lesions. The tissue sample is then analyzed to determine its composition. This analysis can tell doctors the source of the tissue, whether or not it is cancerous, and help to determine what, if any, treatment is required.
This unit has the capability to perform biopsy of lesions located deep within the breast-some as small as a few millimeters in size. Stereotactic biopsy uses digital mammography to precisely locate a lesion within the breast. After the lesion has been located, a biopsy can be performed instantly, using only a small amount of local anesthetic.
Magnetic Resonance (MR) - Guided Biopsy
A MR-Guided breast biopsy allows a physician to remove cells from a suspicious area and then examine them under a microscope to determine if they are malignant. During this type of biopsy, magnetic resonance imaging is used to help guide the radiologist's instruments to the site of the abnormal growth. This outpatient procedure is non-invasive and should take 45 minutes to an hour to perform.