Tomo-guided breast biopsy

What is a Tomo-guided breast biopsy?

If your physician has found a breast abnormality, you will usually get an ultrasound-guided biopsy. In some cases, we cannot see the abnormality well enough on the ultrasound and will need to take an x-ray-guided biopsy instead. This allows us to find the correct spot with great precision. We call this procedure a Tomo-guided breast biopsy. You will receive a local anesthetic. After the tissue biopsy, we leave a marker on the spot: a small titanium bar that will show up on a mammogram, ultrasound, and MRI. This allows us to locate the spot during later screenings.


1 hour

After the procedure

If no abnormalities were found, you can go home directly after the procedure.


Your practicing physician will discuss the results with you during your next consultation.