Ultrasound Guided Breast Biopsy Services in Lakeland, Florida

Ultrasound is an excellent way to evaluate breast abnormalities detected by mammography. In some cases it is not possible to tell from the imaging studies alone whether a growth is benign or cancerous. That is why the ultrasound-guided breast biopsy at Women’s Imaging Center in Lakeland, Florida is so effective. An ultrasound-guided breast biopsy is a highly accurate way to evaluate suspicious masses within the breast that are visible on ultrasound, whether or not they can be felt on breast self-examination or clinical examination. The procedure prevents the need to remove tissue surgically, and also eliminates the radiation exposure that comes from using X-rays to locate a mass. Click here to take a breast cancer risk assessment »

Biopsies are performed at our Lakeland, Florida outpatient center which is significantly less expensive and more convenient for our patients. This can save you money on insurance co-pays or deductibles, and if you’re uninsured, the test is far more affordable. To schedule your Ultrasound-guided breast biopsy, please call Women’s Imaging Center at 863-577-8610.

What To Expect During a Breast Biopsy

Ultrasound-guided biopsy is most useful when there are suspicious changes on the mammogram that can also be seen on an ultrasound exam. After placing an ultrasound probe over the area of concern and after using local anesthesia, a very small nick is made in the skin at the site where the biopsy needle is inserted. Then the radiologist guides a biopsy needle directly into the mass.

One of our highly skilled team of radiologists will be constantly monitoring the lesion site with the ultrasound probe and will guide a biopsy needle or the vacuum assisted needle directly into the mass and obtains specimens. Usually, at least three to five samples are taken using the core biopsy method.

If you are taking aspirin or a blood thinner, your physician will advise you to stop these medications five days before the procedure.

  • Aleve
  • Alka-Seltzer
  • Aspirin
  • Advil
  • BC or Goody’s Powder
  • Bextra
  • Celebrex
  • Coumadin or Warfarin
  • Excedrin
  • Ibuprofen
  • Levaquin
  • Mobic
  • Multivitamin
  • Naprosyn
  • Plavix
  • Vitamin E
  • Vioxx

Regular medications should be taken as prescribed by a physician. A comfortable two-piece garment should be worn. Please avoid using talcum powder or deodorant on the day of your biopsy.

You will be awake during your biopsy at Women’s Imaging Center in Lakeland, Florida, and should have little or no discomfort. Generally, the biopsy is completed in less than an hour. It is not necessary to close the tiny skin incision with sutures; a small compression dressing will do. Most patients are able to resume their usual activities later the same day.

A pathologist will examine the tissue specimens after they are processed. A definite diagnosis will be available within a few days. When the final biopsy findings are available, you may have a session with your physician to discuss the results and decide together on the next step. If cancer is diagnosed, you probably will be referred to a tumor specialist or surgeon.

Schedule Your Ultrasound-Guided Biopsy Today

To learn more about our ultrasound-guided breast biopsy please call Women’s Imaging Center at 863-577-8610. We proudly serve patients in the Greater Lakeland Area including Plant City, Lakeland Highlands, Auburndale, Kissimmee and more.

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