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Stereotactic Biopsy of the Breast

Picture of stereotactic biopsy of the breast

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.

By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer C. Dale Mercer, MD, FRCSC, FACS - General Surgery
Last Revised March 29, 2011

Last Revised: March 29, 2011

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & C. Dale Mercer, MD, FRCSC, FACS - General Surgery

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