Baptist Health Richmond now offers 3Dâ„¢ biopsy providing exceptional breast biopsy experience to women in our community
Baptist Health Richmond now offers 3Dâ„¢-guided breast biopsy, an advanced, minimally invasive technique used to diagnosis breast cancer with the Hologic Affirm Prone Breast Biopsy System.
RICHMOND, Ky. (April 8, 2019) – Baptist Health Richmond now offers 3D™-guided breast biopsy, an advanced, minimally invasive technique used to diagnosis breast cancer with the Hologic Affirm Prone Breast Biopsy System. Many physicians prefer to perform breast biopsies with the patient reclining comfortably while lying flat on their stomach, removed from the field of view of the biopsy instruments.
The availability of 3D™ imaging for biopsy guidance facilitates the localization and accurate targeting of lesions, including those that can be challenging to detect with conventional imaging techniques. In addition, this new biopsy technology has several key advantages over standard X-ray biopsy procedures, including faster targeting and fewer X-ray exposures, resulting in shorter patient procedure time and reduced exposure to radiation.
“Baptist Health Richmond is pleased to offer this advanced technology to the women in our community,” said Richard Shelton, MD, Baptist Health Richmond Chief Medical Officer. “The ability to biopsy small areas of interest that may be difficult to visualize using other imaging techniques provides a significant advantage to our physicians and their patients. Integrating this ability into a system that allows these procedures to be performed with patients in the prone position represents a transformative innovation in breast biopsy. Our hospital’s investment in this technology is another affirmation of our commitment to the early detection and diagnosis of breast cancer.”
If you have questions about breast health, please contact Baptist Health Medical Group OB/GYN at 859.624.2229 or if you have questions about these important breast health procedures contact Baptist Health Medical Group General Surgery at 859.623.3576.