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For patients with unclear breast diagnostic results, the following is offered: image-guided, targeted tissue sampling (biopsy) with local anesthesia, which can avoid more stressful surgical procedures under anesthesia; or marking of a node for breast-conserving, tissue-sparing removal with a wire hook.

Both procedures can be performed without hospitalization.

Breast biopsy (biopsy) is a minimally invasive evaluation for women who wish to avoid surgical biopsy with anesthesia. Small tissue samples are taken from suspicious regions of the breast with fine needles under ultrasound guidance.

This method is used as an adjunct to screening tests for breast cancer. If the result is positive, surgical treatment may be required to remove tumors or lumps from the affected region of the breast.

Local anesthesia is sufficient.

Breast biopsy reduces unnecessary surgery.

You will need: Assignment (detailed brief), previous images/findings, completed questionnaires.

The procedure is performed on an outpatient basis. First, the breast lesion to be examined is imaged using ultrasound, mammography or MRI. After disinfection of the puncture site and a local anesthetic, a 2-4mm needle is advanced into the breast and tissue is removed (and histologically examined in the laboratory).

The area is marked with an approximately 2mm clip that is not noticeable to you. After the procedure, the puncture site must be tightly compressed, so you should wear a tight-fitting bra (to avoid bruising). The examination usually takes between 15 -35 minutes.

No contrast agent is administered.

These examinations are provided as private services. This means that they will not be billed directly to the health insurance company, but will be billed directly to you in the form of a fee invoice.

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Every tenth woman develops breast cancer once in her lifetime. In the course of early breast cancer detection, breast cancer is suspected even more frequently (BIRADS 4, BIRADS 5).

Our service in the field of breast health is holistic: we offer state-of-the-art technology with innovative imaging methods at the cutting edge of medicine as well as individual and seamless care from the first step to the definitive diagnosis.

In hospital outpatient departments – with further necessary examinations with multiple waiting times – weeks or even months of anxiety are not uncommon. In this case we are happy to support you. Contact us! Within a few days we will give you and your (specialist) doctor clarity about your state of health.

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