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What is a CT-guided biopsy?

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A biopsy is a tissue sample that’s examined under a microscope. During a CT-guided biopsy, a person rests in a CT scanner; the scanner's images help doctors determine where to put the needle to get a sample of the suspicious tissue.

SOURCES:

National Cancer Institute: "Dictionary of Cancer Terms."

Zuber, T. American Family Physician, March 15, 2002.

WebMD Medical Reference: "Breast Biopsy."

National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse: "Kidney Biopsy."

Reviewed by Gabriela Pichardo on January 25, 2020

SOURCES:

National Cancer Institute: "Dictionary of Cancer Terms."

Zuber, T. American Family Physician, March 15, 2002.

WebMD Medical Reference: "Breast Biopsy."

National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse: "Kidney Biopsy."

Reviewed by Gabriela Pichardo on January 25, 2020

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