This type of needle biopsy is used to sample an abnormality seen on a mammogram. Almost all abnormalities seen on mammography can be sampled this way.
This technique is rapidly becoming a standard part of surgical evaluation of many types of breast cancer.
Ultrasound uses sound waves to create images of the body. A transducer and gel are used to send sound waves into the body. These bounce off of different structures in different ways. When they bounce back to the transducer, they are sent to a computer to create images.
Your doctor may refer you for a pelvic MRI for a variety of indications. These include but are not limited to the following:
A mammogram is a specialized x-ray of the breast designed to find early breast cancers. Numerous studies have shown that mammograms can save lives. The American College of Radiology and National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) recommends annual mammography beginning at age 40. Some women because of their family history, genetic tendency, or certain other factors should be screened with MRI in addition to mammography. Talk with your doctor about your history and whether you should have additional tests or should start screening at an earlier age. Women with a relative who had breast cancer before age 50 and women who had radiation therapy to their chest in their teens or twenties may need to start yearly screening at an earlier age.
Hysterosalpingogram is an imaging procedure used to examine the inner wall of the uterus and the fallopian tubes. This study uses a technology called fluoroscopy to capture pictures of the fallopian tubes on film as they are filling with a contrast agent.
A Hysterosalpingogram is commonly used to reveal fallopian tube blockage, evaluate the presence of polyps or fibroid tumors, or to identify scar tissue. It is often used as part of an infertility evaluation.
This procedure is used to evaluate certain types of nipple discharge.
Cysts are fluid collections in the breast that are very common and are almost always completely benign.
Ultrasound uses sound waves to create images of the body. A transducer and gel are used to send sound waves into the body. These bounce off of different structures in different ways. When they bounce back to the transducer, they are sent to a computer to produce images. Ultrasound uses no radiation and is painless.
This procedure is often immediately performed prior to surgery on patients who are having surgical breast biopsies or lumpectomies which need to be removed; the abnormality must be identified prior to surgery so that the surgeon knows which tissue to remove.