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Stereotactic Breast Biopsy

If an abnormality is found on a mammogram, and additional mammographic views or ultrasound do not provide a specific diagnosis, a biopsy of the breast may be recommended. Most abnormalities in the breast prove to be benign (not cancer). Such abnormalities fall into one of three categories:

  • A group or cluster of calcium deposits or calcifications
  • A nodule with or without calcifications
  • A region which is more dense than the rest of your breast tissue or which is changing compared to previous mammograms