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PREOPERATIVE NEEDLE AND WIRE LOCALIZATION
Accredited by the American College of Radiology

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This procedure is done prior to breast surgery. This diagnostic procedure allows the radiologist to identify the abnormal tissues for the surgeon prior to surgery. Needle localizations can be performed under mammography, ultrasound or MRI guidance. Initial image will be taken to identify the area. The breast will be cleansed and anesthetized to minimize pain. The radiologist will guide a small needle and wire to the abnormal area, images will be taken to confirm accurate placement. The wire will be securely taped to the breast. The radiologist will review the final images and send them with you to the surgery center.

Please contact your surgeon for specific instructions prior to procedure.

Vero Radiology Women's Imaging Center is fully accredited
by the American College of Radiology.