Types of Breast Biopsies:
Ultrasound needle core biopsy: Ultrasound is used to locate and target a mass for biopsy. This is an in-office procedure and referred to as a minimally invasive procedure.
Stereotactic needle core biopsy: A special mammogram table is used in tandem with specialized computer software to locate an area in the breast which is seen only on a mammogram. This too, is a minimally invasive procedure and performed in our office.
Surgical breast biopsy: This type of biopsy involves making a small incision in the breast and is performed in a hospital setting. You are able to go home after this type of biopsy.