We utilize a state of the art vacuum-assisted biopsy device that allows us to obtain just the right amount of breast tissue for a definitive diagnosis without surgery. Sampling tiny abnormalities makes early detection and accurate diagnosis easier.
The patient receives a small amount of local anesthesia while lying on a specialized mammography table. The biopsy probe, guided by a stereotactic digital x-ray image, is placed in the area of the breast designated as abnormal. Multiple tissue samples are removed. Since a minute skin nick is required to introduce the biopsy device, only a tiny scar will result. A physician and technologist will be with you at all times.
Stereotactic biopsy uses local anesthesia, requires no sutures, causes little pain, and can be performed quickly at Montclair Breast Center.