3D Tomosynthesis Breast Biopsy


A 3D Tomosynthesis Breast Biopsy may be recommended if you have:

  • A distortion or change in your breast tissue
  • A suspicious solid mass
  • A new worrisome calcium deposit


What to expect with your 3D Tomosynthesis Breast Biopsy


  • Your breast will be compressed similar to a mammogram.
  • A 3D image of your breast will be taken to identify the biopsy area
  • Your breast will be numbed with a local anesthetic
  • A needle will be inserted into your breast to retrieve small tissue samples
  • Your doctor may take additional images of the area
  • A small marker may be placed in the biopsy site to help identify the area in future exams

*Video courtesy of Hologic