Breast Tests & Procedures

  • Breast Biopsy

    A breast biopsy is a procedure in which samples of breast tissue are removed with a special biopsy needle or during surgery to determine if cancer or other abnormal cells are present.

  • Breast Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Breast Scan
    A breast scan is an imaging test to look at your breasts. It is used when a mammogram has not given your health care provider enough information.
  • Breast Ultrasound
    Breast ultrasound is an imaging test that uses sound waves to look at your breasts. It can help your health care provider find breast problems. It also lets your provider see how well blood is flowing to areas in your breasts. This test is often used along with mammography.
  • Frequently Asked Questions: Mammograms

    Timing your mammogram when your breasts are not tender is important. In premenopausal women, this is usually 1 week after a menstrual period.

  • What You Need to Know About Digital Mammography
  • Breast-Conserving Surgery

    A lumpectomy is a type of breast-conserving surgery in which a cancerous lump and a portion of the breast tissue around the cancerous lump are removed, leaving the breast intact.

  • Mastectomy

    A mastectomy is a surgical procedure in which all or a portion of a breast is removed as a part of a treatment plan for breast cancer.

  • Breast Augmentation Surgery

    Breast augmentation surgery is a common plastic surgery procedure done to improve the appearance of a woman's breasts. The surgery uses breast implants to increase the size or the fullness of the breasts.