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Ultrasound Guided Breast Biopsy

SMIL offers an ultrasound guided breast biopsy which uses a fine needle to to remove cells from a suspicious area of the breast.  The cells are then examined under a microscope by a pathologist to determine a diagnosis. An ultrasound guided breast biopsy is not designed to remove the entire lesion (abnormality), but most of a very small lesion may be removed in the process of a biopsy.

An ultrasound guided breast biopsy exam can be performed when a breast ultrasound or other breast scan shows an abnormality such as:

  • A suspicious solid mass
  • A distortion in the structure of the breast tissue
  • An area of abnormal tissue change

Learn more about how to prepare for an ultrasound guided breast biopsy exam in the preparations for an ultrasound guided breast biopsy exam section.

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

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


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