Biopsies

Biopsies are available at the following Advanced Radiology locations

Call to Schedule: 203-337-XRAY (9729)

Fairfield – 1055 Post Road
Orange – 297 Boston Post Road
Stamford – 1259 E Main Street
Stratford – 2876 Main Street
Trumbull – 15 Corporate Drive
Trumbull – Advanced Women’s Imaging Center – 15 Corporate Drive

Preparation

Biopsies are performed on an outpatient basis. A local anesthetic is used to numb the area where the biopsy needle will be inserted. You may also be given a mild sedative to help you relax and remain still during the procedure.

You should fast—have no food—for the 8 hours prior to the exam. Preparation instructions vary depending on the type of exam you receive. Our staff will advise you about preparation details when you schedule your exam. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask us. We are glad to help.

No aspirin or blood thinners to be taken 5 days prior to the procedure.

Superficial and deep tissues, bone

A biopsy is the removal of a small amount of tissue or bone for doctors to study and diagnose disorders or disease. It is often used to determine whether a tumor is benign (non-cancerous) or malignant (cancerous). Our radiologists will use live imaging—usually CT scan, MRI or Ultrasound to guide the procedure.

Stratford – 2876 Main Street

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