A core biopsy is a reliable, minimally invasive method for determining if a mammographically, ultrasonographically or MRI detected lesion is cancerous. A small tissue sample is obtained with a core needle, which is then sent to a pathologist to be read. The alternative to this method is a surgical biopsy.

STEREOTACTIC

A core biopsy is performed to remove a sample of tissue from an area of concern that has been identified by Dr.
Mathews and has been detected by mammography or ultrasound. The procedure takes about one hour and is performed under local anesthetic.

Most patients are able to return to their normal routine immediately afterward. The center nurse will visit with you prior to the procedure and obtain medical history and give you information about the procedure as well as answer any questions you may have.

ULTRASOUND GUIDED

A core biopsy is a reliable, minimally invasive method for determining if a mammographically, ultrasonographically or MRI detected lesion is cancerous. A small tissue sample is obtained with a large core needle, which is then sent to a pathologist to be read. The alternative to this method is a surgical biopsy.