Stereotactic Breast Biopsy
Early detection of breast cancer is crucial to a woman’s health.
For women faced with a suspicious-looking mammogram or small breast lump, Flaget Memorial Hospital now offers a less-invasive breast biopsy. Stereotactic breast biopsy (SBB) is a safe and minimally invasive biopsy. After an abnormal mammogram, SBB is used to obtain tiny samples from a breast mass for examination. Biopsies are the definitive way to confirm that a breast abnormality is benign (non-cancerous) or not.
SBB is an alternative to open surgical biopsy. A sample of suspect breast tissue is precisely located with a computer-guided imaging system and removed with a needle. The procedure is completed on an outpatient basis with a minimum of discomfort and recovery time.
Other benefits of SBB include:
- Less invasive than a surgical biopsy
- Patients don’t go under general anesthesia
- Little or no scarring of the breast
- No stitches necessary
- Cost is less than surgery alternative
- Results are extremely accurate
Schedule your digital mammogram at Flaget Memorial Hospital by calling 502.350.5112