Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital is pleased to offer ultrasound-guided breast biopsy to patients on the Eastern Shore.
Ultrasound-guided breast biopsy is a quick, non-surgical office procedure for obtaining tissue samples from suspicious breast abnormalities.
A suspicious area in the breast may be found by mammogram or may be large enough to be felt upon examination. In order to determine if the mass is benign or malignant, a sample of the mass must be obtained. Ultrasound-guided breast biopsy uses a hollow needle to obtain a tissue sample.
In ultrasound-guided biopsy, a radiologist will first numb the skin and the affected area of the breast with a local anesthetic. Using radiation-free sound waves, the ultrasound device produces a real-time image of the mass inside the breast. The image allows the radiologist to guide the needle to the exact spot of the mass.
“This advanced diagnostic technology lets us quickly and accurately diagnose conditions and diseases. The sooner a diagnosis is made, the sooner treatment can begin,” stated Dr. Marshall.
Published: September 14, 2015