Glossary Term:


stereotactic needle biopsy


<b>steer</b>-e-o-<b>TACK</b>-tick <b>need</b>-ul <b>by</b>-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 studies.