What Is A Breast Biopsy?
At South Jersey Radiology Associates, we perform breast biopsies using 2D mammography, 3D mammography, ultrasounds, and MRIs. Each modality provides us with different information about the breast tissue and we may use one or all to help us make a diagnosis. Armed with the latest diagnostic imaging equipment, we can detect even the smallest abnormality or the slightest change in breast tissue.
A breast biopsy is a procedure where a sample of tissue is taken so further testing can be conducted. A breast biopsy helps with diagnosis to help confirm what the radiologist and referring physician are seeing. At SJRA, we use our state of the art women's imaging tools to perform guided and minimally invasive breast biopsies to get the answers you are looking for.
What Does A Breast Biopsy Detect?
A breast biopsy is an important minimally invasive procedure that can provide further clarity around a particular area of a patient's breast. After a 2D or 3D mammogram is conducted, a breast biopsy may be ordered to check if a part of the breast tissue contains cancerous cells or not. At South Jersey Radiology Associates, we are able to not only provide screenings, but can conduct biopsies to ensure an accurate diagnosis is made.
How Do I Prepare For A Breast Biopsy?
A breast biopsy is a procedure that is carried out quickly and efficiently to give you the answers you are looking for. Fasting is not required prior to your procedure. Ensure that you are not wearing any kind of lotion or deodorant as this can irritate the skin and make it difficult to obtain the biopsy. If you have any questions, reach out to your referring physician or our team at SJRA here.