Needle localization by X-Ray
Stereotactic-guided core-needle biopsy, Breast needle localization x-ray, X-ray-guided needle localization, Wire localization biopsy.
- To locate and eventually remove any abnormal tissue or tumor visible on radiological exams.
- Removing tissue from an obscured area too time-consuming or inefficient to locate for a surgeon.
- To locate and eventually remove tissue samples for multiple abnormalities appearing on radiological exams.
- To reduce the risk of recurrence by providing the surgeon with clear margins to excise healthy tissue along with the abnormal mass.
- Consult your technician a few days before the procedure, if you wear on-body devices such as insulin pumps/ drug delivery pumps they cant be allowed in the X-ray room
- Observe a fast from the midnight of the night before the procedure
- The patient must not use any perfumes, deodorant, or talcum powder prior to the procedure.
- You will be requested to change into a patient gown for your radiological exam.
- You cannot wear any jewelry and are advised to leave accessories and valuables at home.
- You are encouraged to bring some magazines or a book to help pass the time and relieve any anxiety about the procedure.
- A nurse or a physician will explain the process to you and answer any questions you might have before signing a consent form.
- you notice an increase in size in your breast
- increased breast sensitivity and tenderness
- there is bleeding that you are worried about