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Dr. Joel Patrick Cook

Radiologist

Dr. Joel Cook is a radiologist practicing in Springfield, MO. Dr. Cook specializes in diagnosing and treating injuries and diseases using medical imaging techniques such as X-Rays, magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography exams. These techniques offer accurate visibility to the inside of the patients body and help to detect otherwise hidden illnesses so that they can be treated quickly and efficiently.
Dr. Joel Patrick Cook
  • Springfield, MO
  • University of Arkansas College of Medicine
  • Accepting new patients

Can a biopsy be done through an imaging scan?

A breast lump should first undergo diagnostic imaging to determine if it is suspicious or not suspicious. Standard of care for biopsy of a suspicious breast lump is by imaging READ MORE
A breast lump should first undergo diagnostic imaging to determine if it is suspicious or not suspicious. Standard of care for biopsy of a suspicious breast lump is by imaging guidance if it can be seen (preferably by ultrasound as no radiation is used, by stereotactic/tomographic approach which uses radiation like a mammogram if not seen on ultrasound, or by MRI if not seen on ultrasound or mammogram) and its position is accessible. If not, surgical biopsy would be appropriate.