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Stereotactic (Mammographically Guided) Breast Biopsy

What is Stereotactic (Mammographically Guided) Breast Biopsy?

Stereotactic breast biopsy uses mammography - a specific type of breast imaging that uses low-dose x-rays to help locate a breast lump or abnormality and remove a tissue sample for examination under a microscope. It's less invasive than surgical biopsy, leaves little to no scarring and can be an excellent way to evaluate calcium deposits or tiny masses that are not visible on ultrasound.

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