Stereotactic biopsy of the breast

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In a stereotactic breast biopsy, your doctor will use X-ray to guide a needle to the biopsy site to remove samples of breast tissue. The samples are examined under a microscope.

Last Updated: April 29, 2009

Medical Review: Joy Melnikow, MD, MPH - Family Medicine & Brent Shoji, MD - General Surgery

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