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Breast Biopsy

Lumps or other abnormalities in the breast are often detected by physical examination, mammography, or other imaging studies. However, it is not always possible to tell whether a growth is cancerous or benign from these imaging tests.

A breast biopsy is performed to remove some cells from a suspicious area in the breast, either surgically or through ultrasound-guided breast biopsy – a less invasive procedure in which ultrasound imaging is used to guide the physician in removing cells. These cells are examined under a microscope to determine a diagnosis. While this image-guided needle biopsy is not designed to remove the entire lesion, most of a very small lesion may be removed in the process of biopsy.

Do

  • Discontinue taking aspirin, fish oil and/or vitamin E five days prior to your procedure if your physician requires it.
  • Patients on Coumadin, Heparin or other blood thinners should consult with their physician prior to scheduling your procedure.

To schedule a breast biopsy, please contact us.

Breast Biopsy Locations

Williamsville

199 Park Club Lane, Suite 300
Williamsville, NY 14221
Phone: 716-836-4646
Fax: 716-836-4696
Open 1.2T High Field MRI/1.5T High Field MRI/PET-CT Scan/Nuclear Medicine/Low Dose CT Scan/X-ray/Fluoroscopy (Bariatric)/Bone Densitometry/Mammography/Ultrasound

Please call each office for specific service hours.

For Billing inquiries please call
Phone: 716-332-8078
Payment plans available.

Jason Pericak, MD

Director of Breast Care Center

A board-certified Diagnostic Radiologist, Dr. Pericak completed a Breast Imaging fellowship at the University of Maryland Medical Center. An Eden native, he attended medical school at the University at Buffalo and studied biochemistry at SUNY Geneseo. He completed his residency training at the University of South Florida. Dr. Pericak is a noted specialist in the interpretation of digital mammography, Breast MRI and breast ultrasound, and performs MRI, ultrasound and stereotactic biopsies, and pre-surgery needle localizations.

Marie Quinn, MD

Breast and Women's Imaging Specialist

Marie Quinn, MD is a Board Certified Diagnostic Radiologist and Breast Imaging and Intervention Specialist with fellowship training from George Washington University Hospital. She is originally from Honolulu, Hawaii and graduated from Rice University with a B.S. in Biochemistry and B.A. in Statistics in 2005. She received her M.D. Cum Laude from the Georgetown University School of Medicine in 2009 and went on to train in Diagnostic Radiology at Boston University Medical Center. Her areas of subspecialty interest include digital mammography, breast ultrasound, breast MRI, breast biopsy, and body imaging including and abdominal and pelvic CT, MRI and ultrasound.