Stereotactic Breast Biopsy


We utilize a state of the art vacuum-assisted biopsy device that allows us to obtain just the right amount of breast tissue for a definitive diagnosis without surgery. Sampling tiny abnormalities makes early detection and accurate diagnosis easier.

The patient receives a small amount of local anesthesia while lying on a specialized mammography table. The biopsy probe, guided by a stereotactic digital x-ray image, is placed in the area of the breast designated as abnormal. Multiple tissue samples are removed. Since a minute skin nick is required to introduce the biopsy device, only a tiny scar will result. A physician and technologist will be with you at all times.

Stereotactic biopsy uses local anesthesia, requires no sutures, causes little pain, and can be performed quickly at Montclair Breast Center. 

"As a breast surgeon my value isn't determined by how many breast cancers I have treated, it's how many I prevented."
- Dr. Nancy Elliott, Founder and Director of Montclair Breast Center
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