Breast Biopsy

breast cancer screening and diagnosis.

*A breast biopsy does require a doctor’s order for scheduling. Please have your order ready when you call.

Expert Breast Biopsy Services

At Eve’s Breast Center, we specialize in expert breast biopsy services, offering compassionate care and precise diagnostics for all our patients. When a significant abnormality is detected on a mammogram or ultrasound, a breast biopsy is performed to extract a sample of breast tissue for examination by a pathologist. While many biopsies reveal benign findings, a final pathology report is essential for a definitive diagnosis.

Our board-certified radiologists at Eve’s Breast Center are leaders in the field of breast imaging, employing cutting-edge technologies and techniques to ensure accurate results. With our state-of-the-art facilities and prompt analysis of biopsy samples, we provide timely and thorough evaluations. We understand the concerns and anxieties that accompany the need for a biopsy, which is why our team is dedicated to providing personalized care and support throughout the process.

Preparing for your Breast Biopsy

If this is your first Breast Biopsy at Eve’s Breast Center, kindly remember if you have any previous mammograms or ultrasounds, bring the images and reports before the appointment for comparison. Bring your prior records or arrange for their transfer before your appointment. Not transferring records promptly may lead to delays in receiving your mammogram results. Please note to inform the staff and radiologist if you are taking any blood thinning medications such as aspirin, eliquis, xarelto, warfarin, or another medications that affect blood clotting. You may need to stop these medicines before the biopsy with your referring doctors permission. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment Please inform the staff of any medical conditions, bleeding disorders, and/or allergies to anesthetics or medication before the procedure. Please inform the staff and radiologist if you are pregnant.
If you have any questions prior to your appointment, please call us at 817-329-8910.

On the day of your exam

Two Piece Outfit

Please wear a tight fitting bra.

After the procedure an ice pack will be provided to place inside the bra to minimize pain, swelling, and tenderness.

No deodorant

Please do not apply deodorant prior to your exam as some deodorants contain tiny metallic particles.

Hair tied back

Make sure to have your hair tied back.

Scheduling a breast biopsy

Scheduling your breast biopsy at Eve’s is a straightforward process. To ensure a seamless experience, we require a physician’s order for scheduling purposes.

*Please have your doctor's order ready when you call to schedule your appointment.


What is a breast biopsy?
A breast biopsy is a medical procedure in which a small sample of breast tissue is removed and examined under a microscope to determine if there are any abnormalities or signs of breast cancer.
Why is a breast biopsy necessary?
A breast biopsy is performed when there is a suspicious lump, mass, or other abnormality detected in the breast through imaging tests like mammograms or ultrasounds. It helps to determine whether the abnormality is cancerous or benign.
Is a breast biopsy painful?
  1. Local anesthesia is usually used during the procedure to minimize pain. Some discomfort and pressure may be felt during the biopsy, but it is generally well-tolerated. After the procedure, some patients may experience mild soreness.
  2. Please disclose if you are taking any blood thinning medications such as, Aspirin or other medicines that may affect blood clotting. In some instances it may be necessary to stop these medicines before the biopsy which will be determined by your radiologist or referring physician.
  3. Please disclose any allergies or sensitivities to medications, anesthesia, or latex.
How long does a ultrasound-guided breast biopsy take?
  1. The duration of a breast biopsy can vary depending on the type of biopsy being performed. Simple biopsies like Fine Needle Aspiration (FNA) can take around 5-10 minutes, while more complex biopsies might take up to 15-20 minutes.
  2. On the day of your exam, please make sure to allocate at least 1 hour for this examination so that we may obtain consent and prepare you for your biopsy.
Are there any risks associated with a breast biopsy?
While complications are rare, there is a slight risk of bleeding, infection, or damage to nearby structures.
What can I expect after a breast biopsy?
  1. After a breast biopsy, you may experience mild bruising, swelling, bleeding, pain or soreness around the biopsy site. Please follow post procedure care instructions provided after the procedure.
  2. In the event you experience fever, drainage, and bleeding that does not stop or other signs of infection. Please contact us at 817-329-8910.
When will I receive the biopsy results?
The time it takes to receive biopsy results can vary, but usually, it takes the pathologist up to 11 working days. The results will be delivered to you by our radiologist or your physician.
What do the biopsy results mean?
The results will determine whether the tissue is benign (non-cancerous) or malignant (cancerous). Some follow up may be required if cancer cells are not found. Eve’s Breast Center will work with you to create a follow up plan.
What if my biopsy results are positive for cancer?
If the biopsy results indicate cancer, your healthcare provider will discuss treatment options, which could include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or other treatments, depending on the type and stage of cancer.
What if my biopsy results are negative?
A negative result means that the sampled tissue is benign. However, if the clinical suspicion remains high, further tests or follow-up may be recommended.
What do I do after a Breast Biopsy?
  1. Keep the bandage on your biopsy site until the day following your procedure
  2. Do not shower for 24 hours. When you do shower, leave the steri-strips on your biopsy site
  3. To reduce swelling, you may apply an ice pack on the site several times throughout the first 24-48 hours after your procedure
  4. You may take acetaminophen for pain, but you should avoid taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), which can promote bleeding. Talk with your doctor about taking any prescription medications before or after your procedure.