After your mammogram, you doctor might want to get a better image of the breast and refer you for a breast ultrasound.
Ultrasound imaging uses high-frequency sound waves to produce real-time pictures of the body.
Doctors use a transducer probe to get an image of the breast tissue on a computer screen. The image also helps them guide the biopsy needle to the right place.
Breast biopsies help doctors diagnose:
Keep in mind that finding a lump or problem in the breast doesn't mean it's cancer. Most breast biopsy results are benign.
At Magee-Womens Imaging, board-certified radiologists who specialize in breast imaging do ultrasound-guided biopsies to:
During the test, you will lie on an exam table and your doctor will:
After the test, we'll apply pressure to the biopsy site for 10 to 15 minutes to prevent bleeding.
Because the procedure targets a precise area of the breast using a small incision, you should have: