Breast Biopsy Mammotome
Breast Biopsy Mammotome is a minimally invasive procedure that uses ultrasound for guidance and localizes the nodule to accurately obtain samples to send for testing.
- You will lie flat on an exam table with your breasts exposed.
- A non-greasy gel will be applied to your skin during the exam.
- The sonographer will use a hand-held transducer (probe) against your breasts to obtain images of the solid nodule in your breast.
- The sonographer then shows the radiologist the nodule.
- The radiologist numbs the area with Lidocaine to aid in any discomfort the procedure causes.
- The radiologist then sterilizes the area of concern and places a mammotome device within the breast while using ultrasound to obtain samples of the nodule.
- The sample is then sent for testing.
- You must be off any medication that is an anticoagulant (Aspirin, Heparin, Coumadin or Plavix) for five days prior to this procedure.
- Arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment.
- Bring a prescription from your doctor.
Let the technologist know:
- If you are on any blood thinners.
- If you have had any previous surgery.
- If you have difficulty lying flat on your back.