Now Offering First-of-Its-Kind 3D-Guided Biopsies for Exceptional Breast Biopsy Results

October 26, 2020

The First-Ever 3D-Guided Breast Biopsies

Anna Jaques Hospital, part of Beth Israel Lahey Health, now offers 3D-guided breast biopsy - an advanced, minimally invasive technique.

This state-of-the-art technology helps physicians localize and accurately target lesions that may be challenging to detect using conventional imaging techniques. It allows for minimally invasive needle biopsy of lesions that would have previously either not been possible or would have required open surgical biopsy.

The biopsy system has several key advantages over standard X-ray biopsy procedures, including faster targeting and fewer X-ray exposures, resulting in shorter patient procedure times and reduced radiation dose.

“Anna Jaques’ investment in this technology reflects our continued commitment to providing the most advanced breast care services available to support the early detection and treatment of cancer,” said Peter Hartmann, MD, FACS, Medical Director of the Gerrish Breast Care Center. “We are proud to offer state-of-the-art, comprehensive breast care to women in our community – in their community.”

According to the American Cancer Society, 1 in 8 women in the United States will develop breast cancer in her lifetime which makes access to the latest screening and testing options so important. Anna Jaques offers 3D Mammography in Newburyport, Haverhill and Amesbury. This new 3D-breast biopsy technology is available at Anna Jaques Hospital should there be findings from a mammogram. The biopsy is a simple, outpatient procedure the requires minimal preparation and recovery time.

“The ability to biopsy small areas of interest that may not be visible using other imaging techniques provides a significant advantage for our patients. Integrating this ability into a system that allows these procedures to be performed with patients in the prone position represents a transformative innovation in breast biopsy,” shared Jonathan Arnow, MD, Chief of Radiology.

Anna Jaques Hospital offers comprehensive cancer programs through the Gerrish Breast Care Center, Anna Jaques Cancer Center affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Alliance Radiation Oncology – all conveniently located across the street from the hospital at One Wallace Bashaw Jr. Way, Newburyport.

For more information about breast cancer services at Anna Jaques Hospital.

About Anna Jaques Hospital

Anna Jaques Hospital is a 119-bed not-for-profit community hospital serving the Merrimack Valley, North Shore and Southern New Hampshire. With 1,200 employees and more than 200 physicians on staff, Anna Jaques is recognized for delivering high quality community health care with an emphasis on patient satisfaction.

Anna Jaques Hospital is a part of Beth Israel Lahey Health, a health care system that brings together academic medical centers and teaching hospitals, community and specialty hospitals, more than 4,700 physicians, and 39,000 employees in a shared mission to expand access to great care and advance the science and practice of medicine through ground-breaking research and education.

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