Your Biopsy Visit

Your physician determines, in consultation with our Radiologist, which type of biopsy guidance is most appropriate for you. A biopsy is the removal , using a needle introduced through the skin, of a sample of tissue to be examined microscopically by a pathologist for diagnosis.

Prior to a biopsy appointment you will be questioned about allergies, and warned to avoid blood thinning medications.

At the time of biopsy, the radiologist will disinfect the skin apply anesthetic with a small needle and use ultrasound , x-ray, or fluoroscopy to guided the biopsy needle.

After the procedure you will be reminded to check for and consult urgently about any possible signs of bleeding or infection at the biopsy site.

The results of the biopsy typically take several days to reach your treating physician.

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