Before Ultrasound-guided Biopsy

There is no special preparation required prior to having an ultrasound-guided breast biopsy.

It is recommended that a comfortable two-piece outfit be worn, as you will be undressing from the waist up. When you arrive for your procedure, you will be asked to change into a cloth robe and escorted to the room where you will have your biopsy.

Your procedure will be performed by a board certified radiologist who specializes in breast imaging. The radiologist will be assisted by a nurse and a technologist who are also trained in this procedure.

Before you arrive, the radiologist will have studied your imaging exams to become familiar with the location of the abnormality.

It is extremely important that you inform us regarding all medications you are currently taking. This includes vitamins, herbs and over-the-counter medications. There are several medications, herbs and vitamins that can cause increased bleeding. Any time the skin is penetrated, there is a slight risk of bleeding.

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