Call (512) 453-6100 to schedule your exam.
Stereotactic breast biopsy is a form of image-guided biopsy that uses mammography to help your radiologist locate an abnormality, then guide a core-sampling needle to the area to remove a small amount of tissue. This tissue sample is then sent to a lab for analysis.
Done at ARA facilities, stereotactic-guided breast biopsy uses local anesthesia, takes about an hour to an hour and a half, is much less invasive than surgical biopsy and leaves little or no scarring.
A breast biopsy is often recommended based on an abnormal finding on a mammogram or other form of breast imaging. Most breast masses or other changes are not cancer, but a biopsy is the only way to be sure if a breast change is benign (not cancer) or malignant (cancer).
To schedule, please call our scheduling team at (512) 453-6100 or toll free at (800) 998-8214. A provider referral is required to make an appointment.
Your tissue sample will be sent to a lab for analysis. Depending on the lab, results will be sent to your physician within 2 to 3 days. Please contact your physician for your test results. Results will also be posted on your patient portal after the report is finalized.
If you are getting a mammogram at ARA and want to know more,...
ARA continues to follow CDC guidelines in requiring employees and patients to wear masks at our imaging centers for the safety of all.