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Ultrasound-Guided Breast Biopsy at Magee-Womens Imaging

Breast biopsies help doctors diagnose:

  • Abnormalities, such as lumps or nodules
  • An area of tissue change
  • A distortion in the structure of breast tissue

At Magee-Womens Imaging, board-certified radiologists who specialize in breast imaging perform ultrasound-guided biopsy procedures to:

  • Target the growth or abnormality in the breast tissue
  • Help your doctor determine whether the abnormalities are benign, or present a risk for developing breast cancer

What to Expect During Your Ultrasound-Guided Biopsy

During the procedure, your radiologist will:

  • Use ultrasound to guide a needle and make one or more small incisions near the suspicious area of your breast
  • Remove tissue samples
  • Send the breast biopsy tissue samples to a pathologist who will examine them to determine if cancer is present

Because the procedure targets a specific area of the breast using a small incision, you should experience:

  • Minimal scarring
  • Reduced pain, compared to more invasive breast surgery
  • A shorter recovery time and resumption of daily activities

 

Contact Us

For more information about Magee-Womens Imaging, please call 412-641-4500 or 1-800-649-4077 or request an appointment online.

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  • Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC
  • 300 Halket Street
  • Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3180
  • Main phone: 412-641-1000
  • Toll-free:
    1-866-MyMagee (696-2433)
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