Ultrasound-Guided Core Biopsy
Ultrasound-guided core biopsy is a minimally invasive procedure that can establish the precise diagnosis of a breast problem without the need for a surgical biopsy.
- The patient is placed on a cushioned table, on her back, slightly turned to one side with a foam cushion to support her back.
- The radiologist injects a local anesthetic, making a small nick in the skin (less than ¼ inch) which will not require stitches.
- A small needle is gently placed into the breast and guided to the suspicious mass with ultrasound.
- Several small tissue samples are obtained, and sent to pathology for analysis.
- Pressure and an ice pack is applied to the breast for any discomfort, and a small bandage is placed over the incision.
- No stitches are required.