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Breast Biopsy


This technique localizes a breast abnormality seen on imaging studies to allow for accurate surgical excision. The procedure, which uses a thin needle to insert a thinner hooked wire to the area of concern, may be guided by mammography, ultrasound or MRI. The breast imagers at HerSpace use digital mammography when the procedure requires x-ray guidance in order to decrease procedure time and patient discomfort. It is performed prior to a lumpectomy in patients recently diagnosed with breast cancer by core needle biopsy and prior to initial surgical diagnostic biopsy for abnormalities that cannot be biopsied using less invasive techniques.

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HerSpace is accredited by the American College of Radiology and certified by the FDA for full-field digital mammography.

HerSpace Breast Imaging and Biopsy Specialists • 300 State Route 35 South • 2nd Floor
Eatontown, NJ 07724 • phone: 732.571.9100 • fax: 732.571.9650