Biopsy Devices and Techniques



Image-guided biopsy is an integral part of the diagnostic workup for many medical conditions. Tissue sampling should be done carefully, with specific attention given to choosing the most effective biopsy technique and device such that adequate material is procured without complications. Various biopsy devices have been developed for specific indications. In planning and performing an image-guided biopsy, the interventional radiologist should consider the approach, select an appropriate device, and apply the appropriate technique. This chapter reviews the most commonly used biopsy devices and techniques.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Interventional Radiology, Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular SurgeryThe University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer CenterHoustonUSA
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyBaylor College of MedicineHoustonUSA

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