CT guided bone biopsy

CT guided bone biopsy is a type of image guided biopsy.

It may be performed using the 'CT fluoroscopy' capabilities of modern CT scanners or with the traditional step-wise approach.

CT biopsies are usually performed using a co-axial needle technique to gain a stable position through which the biopsy may be performed.  If the bony cortex is destroyed then typically a standard biopsy needle can be used. If the cortex remains intact 'bone biopsy needles', such as Jamshidi and Bonotopy are required, which have a more involved technique.

Interventional procedures