CT / ultrasound guided biopsy
Image-guided biopsy offers the opportunity for a less invasive procedure from surgery with diagnostic results.
In addition to conventional diagnostic procedures, ultrasound and CT provide the facility to perform image-guided biopsies of nodules and cysts. The area to be biopsied is exposed and the biopsy site anaesthetised. A needle is inserted through the skin into the area of interest under imaging guidance. A specimen is taken and sent to the lab for evaluation.
The results are sent to your clinician. Depending on the area to be biopsied, the procedure can vary from 10 to 20 minutes.
Special preparation for a CT Biopsy
No food or liquid should be taken for six hours prior to the procedure.
Specific lab work may be required prior to your procedure.
Please make post-procedure travel arrangements.