Core needle biopsy with stereotactic mammography
During a core needle biopsy with stereotactic mammography, you lie on your stomach on a special table and your breast fits through a hole in the table. The Breastnet technologist will use a local anesthetic to numb the area. Your breast will be compressed like it is for a mammogram, and several images will be taken. These images help the provider guide the biopsy device to the suspicious area in the breast. A core needle in the device removes tissue samples.