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What is the definition or description of: ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration?

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Dr. Timothy Trainor
28 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Gets tissue sample: This technique uses a non invasive ultrasound machine to see where the needle is traveling in the body in order to obtain a sample of tissue. Aspiration usually refers to obtaining fluid from a joint or a mass (cyst) in the body.
Answered on Oct 31, 2014
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Dr. Michael Korona
32 years experience in Interventional Radiology
See radiologyinfo.org for good info
Dec 4, 2012
Dr. Nagesh Ragavendra
50 years experience in Interventional Radiology
...more like removing a group of cells (an aspirate) from the region of interest; can be done with or without ultrasound (or any other imaging assistance) guidance.
Oct 24, 2014

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