Breast Cancer Diagnosis

A thorough, precise diagnosis of breast cancer increases the chance of successful treatment. From traditional, time-tested methods to novel, innovative approaches, the Perlmutter Cancer Center offers a full spectrum of techniques to diagnose breast cancer, including:

  • imaging techniques such as mammography, ultrasound, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • ductal lavage and ductoscopy
  • fine-needle aspiration biopsy, core-needle biopsy, stereotactic and ultrasound localization, and surgical biopsy, with tissue analysis conducted by NYU's expert pathologists
  • genetic profile analysis