Stereotactic Breast Biopsy
A breast biopsy is the process of removing a small tissue sample from the breast for further evaluation in a laboratory. The doctors at Rose Imaging Specialists perform different types of breast biopsies, depending on the type and nature of the mass found within the breast.
Stereotactic Breast Biopsy is a type of core needle biopsy in which the radiologist uses a special computer to guide a needle to an abnormality seen on mammography. It employs a precise technique that uses digital imaging and is less invasive than a surgical biopsy.
Why are stereotactic-guided breast biopsies needed?
- A mammogram shows a suspicious cluster of small calcium deposits.
- The breast tissue is distorted and no corresponding finding is noted on ultrasound.
- In the rare instance when a mass is seen on a mammogram, but is not able to be seen on an ultrasound.