A Cyst aspiration consists of inserting a thin needle into a fluid filled lump in the breast. This is done using ultrasound guidance. The fluid from the mass is extracted. A local anesthetic is injected into the breast area to minimize any discomfort from the aspiration procedure. After the procedure, the radiologist will determine weather or not the fluid should be sent to the pathologist for evaluation.
Preparation of exam:
No preparation is needed for this exam.
Length of exam:
Time of exam varies from 15 to 30 minutes.
After your exam:
A Diversified Radiologist will interpret your images and a report will be sent to your referring physician usually within 24 hours of your test.