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Breast Biopsy (2016)


What is a breast biopsy?

A lump in the breast can be found during a self-exam, an exam by the doctor or on a mammogram image. A breast biopsy is performed to determine whether a lump is cancer or caused by something else. The doctor will remove a small amount of breast tissue from the lump. The tissue is sent to a lab and tested for signs of cancer. In this kind of breast biopsy the doctor uses ultrasound or some other kind of imaging system to help guide the small needle to the right place, so a small amount of the tissue can be collected. The doctor usually has test results in a few days.

Statewide

1,467

Physician Office

3,718

Hospital Outpatient

Regional Pricing Transparency
Breast Biopsy ( 2016)

Central VA

1,198

Physician Office

4,242

Hospital Outpatient

Eastern VA

1,561

Physician Office

3,800

Hospital Outpatient

Northern VA

1,492

Physician Office

3,307

Hospital Outpatient

Northwestern VA

1,791

Physician Office

3,469

Hospital Outpatient

Southwestern VA

1,241

Physician Office

3,884

Hospital Outpatient

Updated on 7/05/2018
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