This procedure is used to assess breast tissue that may appear
suspicious but prefers a non-surgical method of biopsy.
1. Bring a relative or friend to support and
drive you home
2. You will be instructed by your doctor or surgeon about taking
*Your doctor or surgeon may ask you NOT to take aspirin &/or
blood thinners before your procedure.*
Consent form(s) will be discussed and signed before your procedure. You
will be lying on your stomach and with your breast positioned through an
opening in the table. It will be much like a mammogram, only your breast
will remain compressed during the procedure. Many images will be taken
to direct the surgeon to the tissue being biopsied. Many samples of the
tissue will be taken for examination. Your doctor or surgeon will
instruct you about how to take care of your breast and follow up
Most women report little to no pain during the exam, some have
discomfort from lying on their stomach for the length of the procedure.