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A stereotactic breast biopsy is a procedure that uses computer technology to guide a needle to an abnormality seen on mammography. The abnormality usually cannot be felt on breast self-examination or clinical examination by your primary care physician. This is a simple and safe procedure performed at our center by our team of breast imaging specialists.
A stereotactic breast biopsy is a procedure that uses mammography to precisely identify and biopsy an abnormality within the breast. This procedure will help determine whether you have breast cancer or any other abnormalities in your breast to be concerned about. A mammography is a special form of X-ray used on the breasts.
Download Prep Sheet. This decision is made by the radiologist, possibly in consultation with your other doctors. We may need to see your previous breast imaging, if it was not done by PRP, prior to confirming your appointment. You will also need to bring it on the day of the biopsy.
A stereotactic breast biopsy uses a specialized mammography device that employs ionizing radiation. This type of biopsy assists the radiologist to find the site of abnormal breast tissue growth. Most of the time a conventional mammogram is sufficient, but in certain situations a stereotactic breast biopsy may be necessary to find the exact spots for surgical removal.
Based on the results of your last mammogram, your physician has recommended a breast biopsy in order to obtain further information. A biopsy is a procedure in which a small sample of tissue is taken for further examination by the laboratory. There are different types of biopsies; this type is a stereotactic core biopsy.
One hundred and fifty consecutive patients with a non-palpable suspicious mammographic lesions were included. Between three and nine gauge breast passes were taken using a prone stereotactic table. Following the biopsy procedure, patients were asked to complete a questionnaire.
A breast biopsy is the removal of breast tissue to examine it for signs of breast cancer or other disorders. There are several types of breast biopsies, including stereotactic, ultrasound-guidedMRI-guided and excisional breast biopsy. This article focuses on stereotactic breast biopsy, which uses mammography to help pinpoint the spot in the breast that needs to be removed. You are most likely asked to lie facing down on the biopsy table.
During a stereotactic breast biopsy, your breast will be firmly compressed between two plates. X-rays mammograms are used to produce stereo images — images of the same area from different angles — to determine the exact location for the biopsy. A sample of breast tissue in the area of concern is then removed with a needle. Mayo Clinic does not endorse companies or products.