Ultrasound Guided Core Needle Breast Biopsy Abnormal breast mass detected with breast ultrasound, or palpable abnormality. Contraindications Current Aspirin, Ibuprophen, Warfarin, or Heparin uses are relative contraindications and will be discussed with the patient prior to the procedure.
Ultrasound-guided core biopsy. A needle is placed into the breast tissue. A needle is placed into the breast tissue. Ultrasound helps confirm the exact location of the potential trouble spot so.
Ultrasound-guided breast biopsy reliably provides tissue samples that can show whether a breast lump is benign or malignant. Compared with stereotactic breast biopsy, the ultrasound method is faster and avoids the need for ionizing radiation exposure.
Ultrasound-Guided Core Breast Biopsy Minimally invasive breast biopsy is the standard of care today, replacing the open surgical biopsies of the past. When a biopsy is recommended to test for breast cancer, you may be able to choose a minimally invasive alternative to surgery known as image-guided needle biopsy. Ultrasound-guided breast biopsy is done while you are lying on your back with your arm raised above your head. Before the biopsy, a special, warmed gel is placed on your breast. Then an instrument called a transducer is placed on your breast and slowly moved back and forth to locate the area to be biopsied.