At the Duke Cancer Institute, our goal is to provide patients with an accurate diagnosis in the most effective, yet least invasive way. We strive to provide this diagnosis in a timely manner and in the most supportive environment possible.
Duke radiologists with specialized training in breast imaging use a variety of techniques to detect and diagnose breast cancer, including mammograms, breast ultrasound, and MRI.
Breast imaging radiologists are skilled in all forms of minimally invasive biopsy techniques including needle core biopsies using stereotactic and ultrasound guidance (with mammatome capability when appropriate) and pre-surgical wire localizations.
Stereotactic needle biopsy is less invasive than previous surgical procedures to remove cancerous cells. It can also allow patients to start their treatment sooner.
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