3D/Tomosynthesis-guided Breast Biopsies
Now available at CDI Midwest Breast Care
St. Luke's CDI Midwest Breast Care is pleased to announce that we are one of the only breast centers in the St. Louis area that now offers 3D/tomosynthesis-guided breast biopsies using the Affirm biopsy device. We are excited to offer this cutting-edge technology to our patients and referring physicians.
3D biopsy capability is important because some suspicious lesions are only visible on 3D imaging. In addition, the 3D/tomosynthesis Affirm biopsy device allows patients to undergo biopsy while sitting;this is helpful for patients who are not able to lay prone or who have limited mobility. The 3D Affirm biopsy device is also patient-friendly in that it typically allows for shorter procedure times.
We continue to offer stereotactic-guided and ultrasound-guided breast biopsies at Midwest Breast Care. MRI-guided breast biopsies are offered at St. Luke’s CDI Chesterfield and St. Luke’s Hospital. Our subspecialized breast radiologists will review each patient’s imaging studies and determine the best imaging modality to use.
Please feel free to contact Kodi Van de Riet, R.N, B.S.N. at 636-519-6717 with any questions about this exciting new technology.