A breast biopsy is a minor surgical procedure to collect a small sample of breast tissue for direct examination.
A breast biopsy is sometimes indicated if the radiologist sees an abnormality on a mammogram or breast ultrasound. The biopsy can be performed using mammographic (stereotatic) or ultrasound guidance. Imaging is used to precisely locate the abnormality. The skin is numbed over this area, and a tiny incision is made in the skin of he breast. A needle is guided to the site to collect a tissue sample. Lima Memorial uses the Mammotome Breast Biopsy System. Which can collect multiple samples at once with a single needle to reduce discomfort.
To contact Lima Memorial Women's Health Center, call 419-998-4497.