During a biopsy, a tiny sample of suspicious tissue is removed so a pathologist can look at it under a microscope to determine if it is cancer, or a non-cancerous tumor or infection.
Image-guided biopsies are less invasive than surgery and extremely precise. The radiologist is able to use X-ray, ultrasound or MRI to guide a small needle to the precise location of the lump or suspicious area.
Preparing for Image-Guided Biopsy
- You cannot take any Aspirin or blood thinning medications for 5 days prior to your exam. Please consult with your physician prior to stopping any medication.
- If you are taking antibiotics for a heart condition or joint replacement surgery, please let us know and we can provide you with additional instruction.