Breast Biopsy

Breast Biopsy

Breast Biopsy

Lumps or other abnormalities in the breast are often detected by physical examination, mammography, or other imaging studies. However, it is not always possible to tell whether a growth is cancerous or benign from these imaging tests.

A breast biopsy is performed to remove some cells from a suspicious area in the breast, either surgically or through ultrasound-guided breast biopsy – a less invasive procedure in which ultrasound imaging is used to guide the physician in removing cells. These cells are examined under a microscope to determine a diagnosis. While this image-guided needle biopsy is not designed to remove the entire lesion, most of a very small lesion may be removed in the process of biopsy.


  • Discontinue taking aspirin, fish oil and/or vitamin E five days prior to your procedure if your physician requires it.
  • Patients on Coumadin, Heparin or other blood thinners should consult with their physician prior to scheduling your procedure.

To schedule a breast biopsy, please contact us.

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