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Preparation for Ultrasound/Stereotactic Guided Breast Vacuum Assisted Biopsy

​As you prepare for your Ultrasound/Stereotactic Guided Breast Vacuum Assisted Biopsy, please take note of the following:

  1. Any underlying medical condition should be made known to the primary physician, appointment staff and the radiologist performing the procedure. In particular, patients taking anti-coagulants (“blood thinners” such as warfarin and heparin) or anti-platelet medications (such as aspirin and plavix), may require special preparation may be needed in advance of the scheduled biopsy.
  2. Please refrain from using any powder/perfume/deodorant on your body.
  3. It will be more convenient and comfortable for you to wear a blouse with a skirt or pants instead of a dress when you turn up for your appointment.
  4. Please do not wear any jewellery on your upper body, especially necklaces.
  5. It is not necessary to restrict your food (including medication) or fluid intake.
  6. The procedure will take about 60 – 90 minutes. You will be under observation for 1 – 2 hours after the procedure.
  7. Please bring along any previous Mammograms or Breast Ultrasound films/reports done outside SGH that you may have. Our radiologist needs them for the purpose of comparison.

On the day of your appointment, please report 15 minutes before your appointment time for registration. Please be punctual. If you are late for more than 30 minutes, we may have to give you a new appointment so that your slot can be made available to other patients.

Should you be admitted to the hospital on the appointment day, please inform the ward staff to contact the Department of Diagnostic Radiology immediately.

For inpatients, the patient will be fetched 30 minutes prior to the appointment time. Ward staff are kindly request to ensure that the patient is available.

Payment for this procedure can be made by cash, NETS, medisave and major Credit Cards.

Contact Us
Please call us at 63214225 if you are unable to keep the appointment. 

Call Centre Operating Hours
Mon to Fri: 8.30am to 6pm
Sat: 8.30am to 12.30pm 
Closed on Sunday and Public Holidays

We look forward to serving you. Thank you.