At the Mary T. Sachs Breast Center, we are committed to providing the earliest possible detection of breast cancer. Our mammography technology is enhanced by computer-aided detection (CAD). CAD is a sophisticated software program that identifies features on medical images and brings them to the attention of the radiologist in order to decrease false negative readings. It does not replace the radiologist, but is an interpretive aid used as "a second pair of eyes" for the physicians reading mammograms.
Should a mammogram, ultrasound or MRI indicate the need for a breast biopsy, you may be a candidate for an outpatient image-guided biopsy, such as a stereotactic breast biopsy, ultrasound-guided core biopsy or MRI biopsy. In these procedures, an instrument is guided to the suspicious area and samples of tissue are taken with a tiny, single incision without significant scarring. This type of procedure requires only local anesthetic and its accuracy is on par with surgical biopsy.