Lumps or abnormalities in the breast are often detected by physical examination, mammography, or other imaging studies. However, it is not always possible to tell from these imaging tests whether a growth is benign or cancerous.
A breast biopsy is performed to remove some cells—either surgically or through a less invasive procedure involving a hollow needle—from a suspicious area in the breast and examine them under a microscope to determine a diagnosis. Image-guided needle biopsy is not designed to remove the entire lesion, but most of a very small lesion may be removed in the process of biopsy.
Image-guided biopsy is performed by taking samples of an abnormality under some form of guidance such as ultrasound, MRI or mammographic guidance.
In ultrasound-guided breast biopsy, ultrasound imaging is used to help guide the radiologist’s instruments to the site of the abnormal growth.
Diagnostic Imaging Services performs ultrasound-guided breast biopsy at our Women’s & Advanced Imaging Center in Metairie. By being performed in an independent outpatient setting, women experience a more friendly, relaxed and comfortable environment and experience first-class service from our staff. Because a woman chose to have her biopsy at DIS, she avoided the crowded, noisy and hectic hospital and their mega-high costs and charges. Lower prices from DIS result in lower costs.
In healthcare imaging, we dispel the old myth that you get what you pay for. At DIS, people do receive high-quality care at a lower cost.