WHAT IS A STEREOTACTIC BIOPSY?
OceanMed is proud to be the first healthcare provider in Cayman to offer patients a prone (lying down) 3D breast biopsy. The Hologic Affirm® prone biopsy system at OceanMed offers a minimally invasive X-ray breast biopsy. This technology allows the doctor to locate and biopsy small or subtle areas of suspicion identified on your mammogram. In most cases, this 3D™ biopsy procedure will reduce the amount of time and X-ray dose used to collect the tissue sample, compared to other X-ray breast biopsy procedures. It is less invasive than a surgical biopsy and leaves little to no scarring. The system offers faster procedures, and comfortable positioning eliminates the patient’s direct view of the biopsy needle, all within a multisensory room designed to alleviate anxiety.