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Interventional Radiology - Technical Note
Approach based techniques of CT guided percutaneous vertebral biopsy
1 Department of Radio-diagnosis, Vardhman Mahavir Medical College and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, India  
2 Department of Sports Medicine, Sports Injury Centre, Vardhman Mahavir Medical College and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, India  
3 Department of Anesthesia, Vardhman Mahavir Medical College and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, India  
Diagn Interv Radiol ; : -

Abstract

 

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) plays an important role in the characterization of vertebral lesions. Even if MRI latest improvements permit to understand and suspect the nature of vertebral lesions and PET-CT gives information about lesion metabolism, biopsy is still needed in most of 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.

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