The Breast Center was also the first facility in the state— and
the fifth in the nation—to earn ACR accreditation for sterotactic
breast biopsy. Stereotactic Biopsy is a state-of-the-art system
that distinguishes between benign and malignant breast lesions
with a high degree of accuracy, in the least invasive and virtually
Stereotactic breast biopsy is a non-surgical needle
biopsy technique that may be used in place of surgery to decide
whether a suspicious mammographic lesion is benign or malignant.
This procedure involves an x-ray-guided needle that is controlled
by a computer to obtain a tiny sampling of breast tissue. It usually
takes about 30 minutes to one hour to perform and is done under
local anesthesia. Results are usually available within 24 to 48
hours. The tiny incision resulting from the procedure usually heals
without a scar.
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