Stereotactic guided vacuum assisted biopsy is similar to ultrasound guided vacuum assisted biopsy. The difference is that mammography is used to guide the biopsy instead of ultrasonography. This means that the breasts will be gently compressed throughout the procedure, just like during a mammogram.
This method is used to biopsy calcifications that are detected on the screening mammogram.
How It Is Done
Similarly this procedure is performed under local anaesthesia and the entire procedure takes about 45-60 minutes. It leaves a small scar about 3-4mm in size.