A breast biopsy is a minimally invasive procedure in which a small sample of tissue is collected and then sent for testing and diagnosis. Southtowns Radiology offers these image guided core biopsy procedures:
- Stereotactic (X-Ray) Breast Biopsy
- Ultrasound Guided Breast Biopsy
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Guided Breast Biopsy
Your Guide to the Breast Biopsy Procedure
Your breast biopsy procedure will be performed by a radiologist in the comfort of our Buffalo outpatient facility. Same day appointments are often available. This is a minimally invasive procedure, so it requires no surgery and less time for preparation and recovery while still providing high quality results for diagnosis. A nurse will be by your side from the beginning to the end of the procedure.
The doctor will use image guided technology to determine the area to be biopsied. The area will then be numbed using a local anesthetic. The doctor will then insert the biopsy device to retrieve tissue samples. When the procedure is finished you will have a very small puncture wound which will be closed with a butterfly bandage. You will be sent home with an ice pack to reduce any bruising. You will also receive written instructions on any follow up care. Our nurse will call you the day after your biopsy to check on you and answer any questions.
Results of the breast biopsy come back in about 2 business days. Southtowns Radiology will notify your physician and you will be contacted by them, or we will contact you if they are unavailable.
If you need a breast biopsy or other medical and diagnostic imaging services in Buffalo, contact us at one of our locations below.
Questions? Our nurse is here to help. 558-5405
Available at the following location:
- Orchard Park 3050 Orchard Park Road, West Seneca, NY 14224 • Phone: 716-558-5400 Directions