Image Guided Breast Biopsy
Early detection is key to breast health. You and your doctor have decided a breast biopsy is the best choice. One such biopsy type is an image guided breast biopsy. Be assured in our prompt, efficient service so you can know; the sooner the better.
What is an image guided breast biopsy? It’s an office procedure that’s minimally invasive, which means it doesn’t involve surgery, requires very little time to perform, and results in minimal discomfort for you.
It gives your radiologist greater visibility and greater accuracy to reach the part of your breast that may be in question. It requires a local anesthetic, a nick in your skin, and a small, ultrasound-guided tool to navigate the area.
What are the benefits of image guided breast biopsy over conventional biopsies?
The common benefits to you are:
- Less discomfort
- Fewer after-effects
- A smaller incision
Is image guided breast biopsy the best choice for you?
This is a decision for you and your doctor. Openly discuss the options, benefits and effectiveness.
Want to know more? Easily access this test and further information from the Breast Care Center at ProMedica Toledo Hospital.