Breast Services
Stereotactic Needle Biopsy
This minimally invasive procedure is performed by your surgeon using the sophisticated stereotactic equipment located in the department of radiology at one of our affiliated hospitals. This procedure is used to obtain breast tissue samples (needle biopsy) from a suspicious area detected only by mammography. The patient lies on a padded table with an opening for the breast to be imaged. 

White dots denote suspicious calcifications for biopsy

 Low dose digital mammograms are performed to guide a sampling needle to the suspicious area for a biopsy. A metal marking clip is placed in the area of the biopsy for future mammograms and/or procedures. A stereotactic biopsy takes about 60 minutes and you can drive yourself and even return to work after the procedure. 

3-Dimensional targeting is used to perform a stereotactic breast biopsy.

Stereotactic Biopsy Video
NVBS is a division of Drs. Farr, Wampler, Henson, Williams, Dougherty, Brown, Ltd.