Glossary: V

vacuum-assisted core biopsy (VA-kyoom-uh-SIS-ted … BY-op-see)

A procedure in which a small sample of tissue is removed from the breast. An imaging device is used to guide a hollow probe connected to a vacuum device. The probe is inserted through a tiny cut made in numbed skin on the breast. The tissue sample is removed using gentle vacuum suction and a small… Read more »