Stereotactic Biopsy of the Breast

Stereotactic biopsy of the breast

During a stereotactic breast biopsy, you may lie on your stomach on a special table. Or you may sit in a chair. Your doctor will use X-ray to guide a needle to the biopsy site to remove samples of breast tissue.

The samples are examined under a microscope.

Current as of: August 22, 2019

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: Sarah Marshall MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
Laura S. Dominici MD - General Surgery, Breast Surgical Oncology
Heather Quinn MD - Family Medicine

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