Biopsies

Princeton Radiology offers the following biopsy procedures at our private, outpatient facility in Monroe:

Ultrasound-Guided Breast Biopsy is preformed using a needle and ultrasound imaging to locate and remove some cells from a suspicious area in the breast. These cells are then sent to a lab to determine if they are benign or cancerous.

Ultrasound-Guided Thyroid Biopsy is preformed using a needle and ultrasound imaging to locate and remove some cells from a suspicious area called a “nodule” in the thyroid gland. These cells are then sent to a lab for examination to determine if they are benign or cancerous.

Ultrasound Paracentesis is a procedure which involves the extraction of fluid from the peritoneal cavity in the abdomen using a needle and ultrasound imaging for guidance. The fluid collected is sent to a lab for analysis. Unexplained fluid in the abdomen is most commonly caused by liver cirrhosis.

MRI-Guided Prostate Biopsy is performed using Princeton Radiology’s unique prostate MRI imaging on our Wide Bore 3T MRI machine that provides a 3D color map displaying potential prostate tumor sites. Our radiologists then use these images to obtain cells from the targeted suspicious areas. These cells are tested in a lab to determine if they are cancerous. Due to the precise targeting provided by MRI many fewer biopsy samples are needed for accurate diagnosis – sometimes 80-90% fewer than traditional ultrasound-guided biopsy. Fewer needle sticks means lower risk of infection, bleeding, pain, and a shorter recovery time.