Vacuum Assisted Biopsy / Core Biopsy

Biopsies are the only definitive way to confirm if breast tissue is benign or cancerous. Abnormalities are examined further by having a sample of tissue, cells or fluid extracted for evaluation in a laboratory.

The area of the breast will be numbed and a small incision will be made. A hollow needle will be inserted into the nodule and three small samples will be removed via a small vacuum. The samples are sent to a lab for analysis.

There are some medication modifications required for these exams. Please call our Interventional Scheduling Department at (315) 362-8346 to discuss with one of our specialists.