What is an Ultrasound Guided Breast Biopsy?

An Ultrasound Guided Breast Biopsy is a procedure that uses sound waves to help the radiologist locate a lump or abnormality in the breast and remove a sample of breast tissue for testing. The tissue sample is sent to a lab where a Pathologist, a doctor who specializes in analyzing blood and body tissue, will examine the tissue sample and provide a diagnosis. An Ultrasound Guided Breast Biopsy may be recommended if you have a suspicious area in your breast found on a mammogram, an ultrasound, or physical breast exam.