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Biopsy Services

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At Washington Radiology, we perform interventional procedures for general and breast biopsy to evaluate an area of tissue that we'd like to better identify.  A core biopsy is recommended after there has been a suspicious finding on a mammogram, ultrasound, CT or MRI. During this procedure, a sample or ‘core’ of tissue is taken using a specialized needle and image-guided technology. The tissue sample is sent to the lab to examine under a microscope and determine the nature of the cells in question. Most biopsy results are negative, which means there is no presence of disease, but biopsy is needed to confirm that determination.

There are four types of image-guided biopsies that we perform.  They are equally reliable, highly-accurate and minimally invasive (non-surgical) methods for analyzing tissue.  We'll work closely with your referring provider to ensure the most effective biopsy method is selected based on your unique needs.

  • Stereotactic Biopsy uses a computer and mammography or MRI guidance, to identify and take several small samples of tissue in the area that is being evaluated.  
  • Ultrasound Guided Biopsy uses ultrasound imaging to guide the physician while taking small samples of tissue, using a hollow needle, from the area that is being evaluated.  
  • Breast MRI Guided Biopsy is used to exclusively for breast biopsy.
  • 3D Mammography Guided Biopsy is used when the breast tissue is best visualized on state-of-the-art 3D mammography technology.

At Washington Radiology, we're using the latest innovations in an image-guided biopsy to provide exceptionally accurate results in a comfortable and caring environment.

We offer the following Biopsy Services:


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