MRI Breast Biopsy:
Lumps or abnormalities in the breast are often detected by physical examination, mammography, or other imaging studies. However, it is not always possible to tell from these imaging tests whether a growth is benign or cancerous.
A breast biopsy is performed to remove some cells from a suspicious area in the breast and examine them under a microscope to determine a diagnosis. This can be performed surgically or, more commonly, by a radiologist using a less invasive procedure that involves a hollow needle and image-guidance.
An MRI-guided breast biopsy is most helpful when a patient has a breast abnormality such as:
Our specially trained radiologists use MRI-guided breast biopsy to precisely locate and remove cells from a suspicious area in the breast for diagnosis and treatment planning.
The benefits of MRI guided breast biopsy are;
Recovery time is brief and patients can soon resume their usual activities
How It Works:
MRI scanners do not use any ionizing (x-ray) radiation. Instead, MRI uses strong magnetic fields and radio waves to produce detailed images of the inside of the body.
An MRI scan can be used to examine almost any part of the body, including the:
The results of an MRI scan can be used to help diagnose conditions, plan treatments and surgery. MRI scans are most often used for looking at non-bony parts of the body, or the "soft tissues" of the body and the brain, spinal cord and nerves are seen much more clearly with an MRI scanner compared to regular X-Rays and C.T Scans. Muscles, tendons and ligaments are also seen very clearly on an MRI scan and are commonly requested to take diagnostic images of the knees, shoulders and other joints, particularly following injuries. MRI images provide the patient and referring doctor with an unparalleled high resolution view of the organ or body part being imaged, ultimately resulting in a more efficient and accurate diagnosis of the patients injury or disease process.