MR-Guided Core Biopsy/Wire Localization

This minimally invasive procedure is used  to localize abnormalities that can't be seen by mammography or ultrasound. The procedure allows the surgeon to remove a small amount of breast tissue for the pathologist to make a definitive diagnosis.

  • After local anesthesia, a small needle containing a wire will be inserted into the abnormal area.
  • After the location of the needle is verified by additional MR imaging, the needle will be removed, leaving the wire in place in order to guide the breast surgeon to the abnormality during surgery.