ULTRASOUND CORE BIOPSY
In the event of a detected abnormality in the breast, a tissue diagnosis or biopsy is required to exclude a cancer.
Ultrasound Core Biopsy is a minimally invasive procedure that allows the Radiologist to obtain tissue cores of masses for pathologic evaluation.
This is done by a highly trained Sonographer or Radiologist who is guided to the lesion using ultrasound.
A long, hollow tube is used to extract a sample of tissue when a suspicious lump is found. This is then sent to a pathology lab for testing.
This normally takes about 20 to 30 minutes and is a highly accurate method of obtaining a preoperative diagnosis of breast cancer in which its sensitivity is usually said as being 90 to 99 % accurate.