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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

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