This procedure is employed to help identify the accurate location of abnormal breast tissue for a later biopsy exam. The unhealthy point is marked usually with a small point wire or a dye.
Breast Needle localization X-Ray
is a procedure done prior to a
or breast surgery to locate a breast abnormality seen on a radiograph but is not felt. It is also usually used to verify the location of an already
The exam is conducted under local anesthesia; hence there is no pain observed during the procedure. Other than some pressure, there is no significant pain or discomfort. A radiologist performs this Breast Needle Localization procedure.
The results will be released to you after 2-3 business days. Wear fitting support clothing to care for your biopsy site and your comfort. Your radiologist will discuss with you if you need to wear any particular underwear type after your biopsy.
Following the few days after the biopsy, you are advised not to lift anything heavier than 5 pounds or do any strenuous exercises. Do not bathe, swim or expose the biopsy site to water. However, you may shower 24 hours after the biopsy.