Prebiopsy Localizations of Lesions

Surgeons cannot always feel the suspicious areas revealed on a mammogram. To assist the surgeon in finding the exact place to take a tissue sample, the radiologist performs a localization procedure just prior to sending the patient for an excisional breast biopsy.

First, breast X-rays or an ultrasound examination are performed to assure the suspicious area is still present. If it is, the radiologist uses either X-ray mammography or ultrasonography to place a wire into or next to the lesion to direct the surgeon to the lesion.


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Saint Francis Breast Center      Breast Screening Center at
6475 South Yale Avenue      Saint Francis Broken Arrow
Natalie Medical Building, Suite 410      2950 South Elm Place
918-494-9270; (fax) 918-502-9523      918-494-9270