How is a MRI-Guided Breast Biopsy done?

UCSF Radiologist Dr. Bonnie Joe describes how a breast MR-guided biopsy is performed.
MR biopsy capability is required component a breast MR imaging practice! 

MR biopsy technique

  • Prone positions
  • “Open-configuration” Breast Coil
  • Use Grid compression device to aid localization
  • MR compatible biopsy device (multiple commercial options)


Chief of Breast Imaging
Professor in Residence

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