What is a Breast Biopsy?

A Stereotactic Biopsy (Core Biopsy) is a minimally invasive non-surgical interventional breast biopsy that can be performed in an outpatient setting. A breast biopsy is performed to investigate irregularities or abnormalities seen in the breast. The type of biopsy recommended will be based on the size, location and other characteristics of the abnormality. The sample is sent to pathology and examined under a microscope for a diagnosis.