Magnetic Resonance Imaging or MRI-guided breast biopsy is the process of removing a small sample of breast tissue. It is...
Vacuum-assisted breast biopsy is the best way to begin the treatment for breast cancer. Other conditions it may be used in are:
Preparing for the procedure
During the treatment
There is a need of an intravenous (IV) line that is inserted into a vein in the hand, and a contrast material gadolinium will be applied to improve the visibility of internal body structures. The breast will slowly compress between two compression plates, one of that would be marked with grid structure. The position of the lesion on the grid is measured by the radiologist with the help of the computer software and calculates the position and depth of the needle position. A localised anaesthetic is injected into the breast for the purpose of making the breast numb. Then, radiologist inserts and advances the needle to the area of the abnormality and MRI is performed to identify its position. Based on the method of MRI unit being used, the patient may remain in place or be taken away from the centre of the MRI scanner.
After the procedure
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