If you or your doctor discovers a lump in your breast, a breast tissue biopsy is the first step to determining if the mass is benign or malignant. There are several techniques your doctor can use to perform a biopsy. The procedure they choose for you depends on the placement of the mass, among other factors.
In this video, you'll see the different ways your doctor can biopsy breast tissues. You’ll learn about needle biopsies, which are typically performed when your doctor can feel your lump easily. You will also hear about stereotactic core and ultrasound biopsies, during which your doctor uses medical imaging technology to locate the lump. Lastly, find out how surgical biopsies are performed.
At Advanced Medical Imaging locations in the Denver metro area, our breast center uses MRIs and ultrasounds to make biopsies easy and effective. Call us today at (303) 647-6504 to schedule an appointment.