Stereotactic (Mammogram-Guided) Breast Biopsy

Biopsy is defined as small amount of tissue that is removed from the breast to be studied under the microscope. During the biopsy, the patient will be lying on their belly with the breast positioned through the table. You will feel pressure and possibly mild pain, but if you feel severe or sharp pain let your doctor know. The table will be elevated so the radiologist will work on your breast beneath the table. Mammography images will identify the target area in the breast.  They will insert biopsy needle at the target area, while taking multiple images to ensure the needle is on the right track.  They will place a marker at the site as it is important to know the location of biopsy if any further intervention is needed.


Associate Director, Breast Imaging Fellowship Program
Professor Clinical Radiology

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