A procedure that uses very thin needles or guide wires to mark the location of an abnormal area of breast tissue so it can be surgically removed. An imaging device is used to place the wire in or around the abnormal area. Needle localization is used when the doctor cannot feel the mass of abnormal tissue.
Placement of one or more wires into the breast to mark the location of a lesion (usually non-palpable) for surgical removal
A technique used to precisely locate a breast abnormality for a more detailed X-ray examination of the area.