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stereotactic needle biopsy

[steer-e-o-TACK-tick need-ul by-op-see] a method of needle biopsy that is useful in some cases in which calcifications or a mass can be seen on imaging tests but cannot be felt. A computer maps the location of the mass to guide the placement of the needle. See also biopsy, calcifications, needle aspiration, needle biopsy, imaging tests.

Types of biopsy procedures

... (This is called an ultrasound-guided biopsy.) Or, the doctor may use a method
called stereotactic needle biopsy to guide the needle. ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/understandingyourdiagnosis/examsandtestdescriptions/forwomenfacingabreastbiopsy/breast-biopsy-biopsy-types

For Women Facing a Breast Biopsy

... (This is called an ultrasound-guided biopsy.) Or, the doctor may use a method
called stereotactic needle biopsy to guide the needle. ...

http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/cid/documents/webcontent/003176-pdf.pdf

How is breast cancer diagnosed?

... When mammograms taken from different angles are used to pinpoint the biopsy
site, this is known as a stereotactic core needle biopsy. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/breastcancer/detailedguide/breast-cancer-diagnosis

How is breast cancer in men diagnosed?

... (When mammograms taken from different angles are used to pinpoint the biopsy
site, this is known as a stereotactic core needle biopsy.). ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/breastcancerinmen/detailedguide/breast-cancer-in-men-diagnosis

Cancer Glossary

... stereotactic radiosurgery Search [steer-eo-TACK-tick ... be done laparoscopically,
or with thin needles. See also biopsy, fine needle aspiration biopsy ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancerglossary/index.aspx?letter=s

How are brain and spinal cord tumors diagnosed in children?

... tumor looks on imaging tests. Biopsies can be done in different ways.
Stereotactic needle biopsy. This type of biopsy may ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/braincnstumorsinchildren/detailedguide/brain-and-spinal-cord-tumors-in-children-diagnosis

How are brain and spinal cord tumors in adults diagnosed? ...

... biopsy is not needed. There are 2 main types of biopsies for brain tumors.
Stereotactic (needle) biopsy. This type of biopsy ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/braincnstumorsinadults/detailedguide/brain-and-spinal-cord-tumors-in-adults-diagnosed

A Guide to Cancer Surgery

... that this is sometimes called stereotactic surgery, even ... of the tissue (called
a needle biopsy) may cause a ... In the past, larger needles were used for ...

http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/cid/documents/webcontent/003022-pdf.pdf

Bone Metastasis

... The needles used for a core biopsy remove ... Sometimes needle biopsies
don't provide an answer ... Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT): This is ...

http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/cid/documents/webcontent/003087-pdf.pdf

Breast Cancer in Men

... (When mammograms taken from different angles are used to pinpoint the biopsy
site, this is known as a stereotactic core needle biopsy.) In some ...

http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/cid/documents/webcontent/003091-pdf.pdf