MRI-Guided Breast Biopsy
An MRI-guided breast biopsy is a non-radiation, minimally invasive technique used to gather tissue samples from a breast abnormality. Sometimes these abnormalities turn out to be benign. If there is a potential problem, early detection is essential and increases treatment options and the likelihood of successful recovery.
For your MRI-guided breast biopsy appointment plan to be in the center for a couple of hours. Your appointment includes all pre- and post-procedure care. The procedure itself can take up to an hour. During this time, you are lying still on your stomach on a scanning table. As with a breast MRI, radio frequencies and a strong magnet are used in conjunction with contrast material to create highly detailed pictures of the breasts. As the procedure begins, you will hear a variety of muffled thumping and beeping sounds that last for several minutes.