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Women who receive an abnormal mammogram, or who have a suspicious breast lump, may now benefit from a digital stereotactic breast biopsy at BCH. A stereotactic breast biopsy is an accurate and efficient image-guided procedure that is less-invasive than the traditional surgical alternative.

During the procedure, a surgeon uses a special computer to help guide a needle to the abnormality, where an accurate sampling of tissue an be taken. Advanced computer imaging is used to map the precise location of the area. This technology aids the surgeon in removing a small section of the suspicious tissue with pinpoint accuracy.

A majority of women with abnormal mammogram results do not have breast cancer, and instead, have one of several benign breast conditions. Stereotactic breast biopsies spare most of these women the discomfort and scarring associated with a surgical alternative.

To schedule a mammogram in either Galion or Bucyrus call:

  • Galion Hospital: 419-468-8227
  • Bucyrus Hospital: 419-563-9327
  • Thursday evening and Saturday appointments now available!