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Ultrasound Guided Core Biopsy

This is a minimally invasive procedure that provides accurate results for lesions that are best seen on ultrasound images. During this procedure, the patient lies on their back or side. The breast radiologist will confirm the location of the lesion using an ultrasound probe. Local anesthesia is given into the skin and around the targeted lesion. A biopsy needle is then guided directly into the lesion under ultrasound guidance. Multiple tissue specimens are then obtained. These specimens are sent to a pathology lab to determine if the lesion is benign (not cancer) or malignant (cancer). At the completion of the procedure, a permanent biopsy marker is then inserted into the biopsy cavity for future reference.

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