MRI Guided Breast Biopsy

An MRI guided breast biopsy is a procedure performed by Southwest Medical Imaging in Arizona to remove a small sample of breast tissue for laboratory testing. An MRI guided breast biopsy is considered the best way to evaluate a suspicious area in the breasts to determine if it is breast cancer. The obtained breast tissue sample can determine whether a patient has breast cancer or other problems in the breasts.

An MRI guided breast biopsy provides a sample of tissue that doctors use to diagnose and identify abnormalities in the cells that make up breast lumps or other unusual breast changes.

An MRI guided breast biopsy can also determine whether a patient will need additional surgery or other treatment. SMIL performs guided breast biopsies in the Scottsdale, Arizona region. A guided breast biopsy is most helpful when breast imaging discovers a breast abnormality such as:

  • A suspicious mass not identified by other imaging techniques
  • An area of distortion in the breast
  • An area of abnormal tissue change

Learn how to prepare for an MRI guided breast biopsy in the preparations for an MRI guided breast biopsy section.

Find out if a MRI guided breast biopsy is right for you in the benefits and risks of an MRI guided breast biopsy section.

For a downloadable/printable PDF about this exam with preparation instructions click here.

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