Stereotactic breast biopsyBy Mayo Clinic staff
Original Article: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/medical/IM04058
Stereotactic breast biopsy
During a stereotactic breast biopsy, your breast will be firmly compressed between two plates. X-rays (mammograms) are used to produce stereo images — images of the same area from different angles — to determine the exact location for the biopsy. A sample of breast tissue in the area of concern is then removed with a needle.