Biopsy Procedures


Bone Marrow Aspiration and Biopsy
What is a bone marrow biopsy, how is it done and what to expect during the procedure .
Core Needle Biopsy
Core needle biopsy is a biopsy method that uses a needle to sample abnormal areas in various parts of the body.
Fine Needle Aspiration (FNA)
Fine needle aspiration is a biopsy method that uses a very thin needle to sample abnormal areas in various parts of the body.
Incisional & Excisional Biopsy
Incisional or excisional biopsies are types of surgical biopsies that, through an incision in the skin, remove an area of abnormal tissue to be evaluated by a pathologist.
Sentinel Node Biopsy
A sentinel node biopsy, or sentinel lymph node dissection, is a procedure that is performed to look for cancer in the nearby draining lymph nodes after a cancer is diagnosed.
Stereotactic Needle Biopsy
Information about stereotactic biopsy, also known as a stereotactic core needle biopsy, is an outpatient procedure to obtain a tissue sample of a suspicious lesion, or abnormality, felt on physical exam or seen on a radiology scan.
Ultrasound Guided Needle Biopsy
Procedure used to obtain a biopsy of an abnormality that cannot easily be felt.

News
Radiation Risks From Diagnostic Procedures Examined

Feb 10, 2012 - National strategies should be developed for the use of evidence-based criteria and improved oversight of equipment to minimize radiation exposure for patients undergoing diagnostic procedures, according to a study published online Feb. 3 in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians.



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