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What is a liver biopsy? A liver biopsy is a procedure to remove a small piece of the liver so it can be examined with a microscope for signs of damage or disease. Interventional radiologists perform a liver biopsy with “image guidance,” meaning that the biopsy needle is placed using either ultrasound, X-ray, or CT […]

What is a Lung biopsy? A lung biopsy is a procedure done under CT guidance to remove a small piece of a lung lesion or nodule with a needle so it can be examined with a microscope to determine the cause. Why do I need to do this procedure? You were diagnosed with a lung […]

What is it for? A medical kidney biopsy is a procedure that is needed to assess your kidneys when there is a suspected problem. The biopsy can help to diagnose an underlying kidney disease, assess the progression of kidney disease and provide information for transplantation needs. Why is it done? A biopsy is needed to […]

What is a Bone Marrow Biopsy? A bone marrow biopsy and aspiration is a procedure that is done to diagnose blood disorders, certain cancers or even infections. Bone marrow is the soft tissue that is inside your bones. Blood cells are produced in bone marrow. For a bone marrow biopsy and aspiration, a small sample […]

What is a Biopsy? Most abnormalities found on imaging require a biopsy for definitive diagnosis. A biopsy is a procedure in which a sample of the abnormal tissue is obtained for pathologic evaluation. Using a tiny amount of tissue a pathologist can use different tests to precisely determine the cause of the abnormality (cancer, benign […]

What is the Thyroid? The thyroid is a gland at the lower front of the neck. It regulates the level of our body’s overall activity (or metabolism. The thyroid gland is prone to various conditions that are benign such as enlargement (goiter), cyst formation, and inflammation (thyroiditis). There are also different types of cancer that […]

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