Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology
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Approach-based techniques of CT-guided percutaneous vertebral biopsy

Approach-based techniques of CT-guided percutaneous vertebral biopsy

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Department of Radio-diagnosis, Vardhman Mahavir Medical College and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, India

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Department of Sports Medicine, Vardhman Mahavir Medical College and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, India

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Department of Anesthesia, Vardhman Mahavir Medical College and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, India

Diagn Interv Radiol 2020; 26: 143-146
DOI: 10.5152/dir.2019.19268
Read: 288 Downloads: 89 Published: 13 January 2020

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) plays an important role in the characterization of vertebral lesions. Even if latest improvements in MRI permit to understand and suspect the nature of vertebral lesions and positron emission tomography computed tomography (PET-CT) gives information about lesion metabolism, biopsy is still needed in most cases. CT-guided percutaneous vertebral biopsy is a minimally invasive, safe and accurate procedure for definitive tissue diagnosis of a vertebral lesion. CT-guided vertebral biopsy is often the best alternative to a surgical biopsy. The purpose of this technical note is to discuss the approach-based techniques for CT-guided percutaneous vertebral biopsy.

You may cite this article as: Kumar Singh D, Kumar N, Kalyan Nayak B, et al. Approach-based techniques of CT-guided percutaneous vertebral biopsy. Diagn Interv Radiol 2020; 26:143–146.

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