Stereotactic Breast Biopsy is a type of core needle biopsy in which the radiologist uses a special computer to guide a needle to an abnormality seen on mammography. It employs a precise technique that uses digital imaging and is less invasive than a surgical biopsy.
When is a Stereotactic-Guided Breast Biopsy performed?
A mammogram shows a suspicious cluster of small calcium deposits. The breast tissue is distorted and no corresponding finding is noted on ultrasound. In the rare instance when a mass is seen on a mammogram but is not able to be seen on an ultrasound.