A biopsy can provide important details about a mass that may have been found during a screening exam. Biopsies determine if a growth is cancerous or benign and if cancerous can also identify the stage of cancer. This helps your doctor create a treatment plan that’s right for you, tailoring it to your diagnosis and needs.
At AdventHealth Zephyrhills, our imaging team works closely with your physician to offer several types of biopsies. These procedures are guided by imaging technology, like magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or ultrasound.
Fine-needle, or core-needle, biopsies are used to extract cells or a small core of tissue.
Computer and imaging technology are used to guide a needle to a precise spot where a tissue sample can be collected.
Open or Surgical Biopsy
A sample of the growth, or the entire growth, is taken through a small incision in the skin.