Doylestown Hospital recently received accreditation from the American College of Radiology (ACR) in Stereotactic Breast Biopsy.
The new Stereotactic Breast Biopsy unit at Doylestown Hospital offers advanced imaging technology and a more comfortable procedure for patients.
A breast biopsy is done when a lump or suspicious finding is detected in a mammogram.
Stereotactic Breast Biopsy uses X-ray and computer technology to pinpoint and analyze the abnormal area and to insert a needle to extract suspicious tissue. This is often done to biopsy tiny calcium deposits when no mass can be felt or seen on an ultrasound. Stereotactic breast biopsy is as accurate as traditional surgical biopsy, but it decreases the amount of tissue removed for diagnosis and minimizes any scarring to the breast.
Doylestown Hospital’s new state-of-the-art equipment offers superior imaging capabilities with the biopsy being done with either 2D or 3D technology. Doylestown Health offers 3D mammography, an advanced breast cancer screening technology that allows radiologists to get a more in-depth look at breast tissue. Doylestown Health radiologists use mammography and biopsy to detect breast cancers at their earliest stages, when they are most likely to be successfully treated.