Ultrasound-Guided Breast Biopsy

Ultrasound Guided Core Breast Biopsy
Vacuum-assisted breast biopsy is a tissue sampling technique that uses a special instrument and ultrasound guidance to remove samples of breast tissue through a single, small skin incision.  This type of biopsy is a minimally invasive and will help further diagnose.  It is faster and less painful than surgical biopsy. The radiologist will clean and numb the area of the breast to insure you will not feel discomfort.

It is important that you inform your healthcare provider regarding all medication you are currently taking. Blood thinners should be discontinued 3-4 days prior to your biopsy.  This is typically an hour long procedure.

 

Breast Cyst Aspiration
Breast cyst aspiration is a biopsy procedure that uses a fine needle on a syringe to draw fluid and/or cellular material from a breast abnormality. This is most often used to drain, or aspirate, a benign (non-cancerous) fluid-filled cyst. The fluid extracted may be examined by a pathologist to determine whether suspicious cells are present.

It is important that you inform your healthcare provider regarding all medication you are currently taking. Blood thinners should be discontinued 3-4 days prior to your biopsy.  This is typically an hour long procedure.