Stereotactic, Ultrasound & MR Guided Biopsies

This exciting procedure was introduced in the early 1990’s and offers a minimally invasive way of diagnosing a suspicious diagnostic imaging finding. Most women are candidates for this form of breast biopsy, which is as accurate as surgical breast biopsy, less costly, less painful, and lower in morbidity.

To undergo a Stereotactic biopsy, a woman lies prone on a special biopsy table. Only a local anesthetic in the skin is required. A computer assists your IHS Radiologist in guiding a special biopsy needle into the suspicious area using imaging guidance and a small X-RAY dose. The procedure is brief, minimally painful, and the woman is discharged with only a Band-Aid on the breast. The removed tissue is sent to a pathology laboratory for complete evaluation.