Imaging Guided Biopsy Procedures
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 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