After Your Mammogram
Depending on the results of your screening, you may not need a follow-up appointment. Here are types of follow-ups that may be recommended:
A breast biopsy is the removal of a sample of breast tissue to be examined under a microscope for signs of cancer. A breast biopsy is usually done to evaluate a lump found during a breast examination or to study a suspicious area found on a mammogram or ultrasound.
Types of Breast Biopsies we offer are Core needle biopsy, Stereotactic biopsy and Open biopsy.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a noninvasive, painless medical test that helps physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions. MRI uses a powerful magnetic field, radio waves and a computer to produce detailed pictures of organs, soft tissues, bone and virtually all other internal body structures. MRI does not use ionizing radiation (x-rays). MRI of the breast offers valuable information about many breast conditions that cannot be obtained by other imaging modalities, such as mammography or ultrasound.
A breast ultrasound is a procedure that uses reflected sound waves to view and produce a picture of the internal structures of the breast. A breast ultrasound is used to determine whether a breast lump is filled with fluid (a cyst) or a solid mass. An ultrasound generally does not replace the need for a mammogram; however, it is often used to further evaluate a problem seen on a mammogram.