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The challenging image-guided abdominal mass biopsy: established and emerging techniques 'if you can see it, you can biopsy it'
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PMID:  23381506     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Image-guided percutaneous biopsy of abdominal masses is among the most commonly performed procedures in interventional radiology. While most abdominal masses are readily amenable to percutaneous biopsy, some may be technically challenging for a number of reasons. Low lesion conspicuity, small size, overlying or intervening structures, motion, such as that due to respiration, are some of the factors that can influence the ability and ultimately the success of an abdominal biopsy. Various techniques or technologies, such as choice of imaging modality, use of intravenous contrast and anatomic landmarks, patient positioning, organ displacement or trans-organ approach, angling CT gantry, triangulation method, real-time guidance with CT fluoroscopy or ultrasound, sedation or breath-hold, pre-procedural image fusion, electromagnetic tracking, and others, when used singularly or in combination, can overcome these challenges to facilitate needle placement in abdominal masses that otherwise would be considered not amenable to percutaneous biopsy. Familiarity and awareness of these techniques allows the interventional radiologist to expand the use of percutaneous biopsy in clinical practice, and help choose the most appropriate technique for a particular patient.
Nisha I Sainani; Ronald S Arellano; Paul B Shyn; Debra A Gervais; Peter R Mueller; Stuart G Silverman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-2-5
Journal Detail:
Title:  Abdominal imaging     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1432-0509     ISO Abbreviation:  Abdom Imaging     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-2-5     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9303672     Medline TA:  Abdom Imaging     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Division of Abdominal Imaging and Intervention, Brigham and Women's Hospital, 75 Francis Street, Boston, MA, 02115, USA,
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