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Biopsies

Imaging Guided Biopsy Procedures

CT-Guided Biopsy

CT guided biopsy is a procedure that utilizes CT guidance while performing the biopsy. The CT is used to direct the biopsy needle into the region of interest so that a tissue sample may be obtained.

The most common uses of CT guided biopsy include:

  • Lung biopsy
  • Biopsy of deep abdominal and pelvic lesions
  • Bone biopsy

MRI-Guided Breast Biopsy

MRI-guided breast biopsy is performed when a lesion identified on an MRI cannot be seen by any other breast imaging modality such as a mammography or ultrasound. MRI images are obtained which guide needle placement by the radiologist. Cores of tissue are removed and sent to pathology.

Ultrasound-Guided Biopsy

Ultrasound-guided biopsy is a procedure that utilizes ultrasound guidance while performing the biopsy. The ultrasound is used to direct the biopsy needle into the region of interest and obtain a sample of tissue. This procedure is done by specially trained radiologists.

The most common uses of ultrasound-guided biopsy include:

  • Breast biopsy
  • Thyroid biopsy
  • Liver biopsy
  • Lymph node biopsy