Breast Biopsy

Tissue diagnosis is the final answer in the diagnosis of breast diseases. It is obtained using several techniques.

Ultrasound guided core needle biopsy

Ultrasound guided core biopsy is performed under local anaesthesia. A small piece of tissue is removed and sent for testing to the lab and results will be available in a few days.

Stereotactic core needle biopsy

Stereotactic guided biopsy is done when the area that needs to be biopsied, is not felt by hand or seen on ultrasound. Chennai breast centre was the first in the country to introduce prone table biopsy system to do stereotactic biopsy of the breast.

Our centre is equipped with the ATEC Vacuum assisted breast biopsy technology. A biopsy procedure with ATEC involves

  • A one time needle insertion under local anesthesia
  • No stitches
  • No hospitalization
  • No general anesthesia

Ensures good samples for a definitive diagnosis and allows the woman to get back to her normal activities immediately.

Stereotactic and ultrasound wire localisation excision.

Stereotactic and ultrasound wire localization are procedures that are done to localize a very small cancer that is not felt by hand or seen on Ultrasound. This procedure lets the surgeon know where exactly the lesion is present in the breast. The surgeon uses the wire as a guide and removes the lesion, the specimen is x-rayed once again to confirm the removal of the cancer.


Authored by Dr. Selvi Radhakrishna

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