A stereotactic needle biopsy is a preventive screening tool that helps physicians identify and locate a breast tissue abnormality. Physicians recommended this procedure when a suspicious mass of tissue is detected on the mammogram but cannot be felt in a manual breast examination.
In a stereotactic needle biopsy, radiologists take 2D images of the breast and feed them into a computer, which analyzes the images and calculates 3D coordinates of the abnormalities in the breast.
This information helps radiologists locate the abnormal tissue and more accurately obtain tissue samples.
In a stereotactic needle biopsy, only a small sample is collected from the target area. The radiologist begins by cleaning a small area of the breast and applying an anesthetic to it. An incision is made, a hollow probe is inserted into the area of concern, and cells are obtained from the breast tissue.
Patients are advised to prepare for a stereotactic needle biopsy by:
A pathologist will analyze your biopsy results and report the findings to your physician. The physician can discuss the results and future treatment with you.
Patients can get their stereotactic needle biopsy performed at TOPS Comprehensive Breast Center.
TOPS Surgical Specialty Hospital’s Comprehensive Breast Center is an outpatient facility that provides patients with the latest in surgical care while connecting them with specialty physicians. We employ advanced medical technology, from medical testing to surgical procedures. Whether patients come in for a ductography, breast ultrasound, or medical biopsy, the specialist physicians at TOPS Comprehensive Breast Center look for the best ways to improve patient outcomes through top-rated care and technology.
Get in touch with our staff to learn more about our advanced facility and to find a specialty physician who can treat your specific condition.