Mount Carmel offers the latest options for patients who need a breast biopsy.
- Ultrasound-Guided Core Biopsy — In this procedure, ultrasound is used to guide a biopsy needle into an area that appears abnormal on a mammogram or breast MRI but cannot be palpated. A cylinder of tissue (also called a core) is removed and sent to a lab for analysis. This procedure may be performed in a breast surgeon's office (general surgeon specializing in breast) or patients can be referred to a Women's Health Center.
- Stereotactic Biopsy — Stereotactic biopsy uses computerized pictures to guide a biopsy needle into the correct location. Samples are removed and sent to the lab for analysis. Stereotactic biopsy is performed at the Women's Health Centers at Mount Carmel East, Mount Carmel West and Mount Carmel St Ann's.
To learn more, call Mount Carmel Women's Health Centers at 614-234-2900.