A 51-year-old member asked:
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Ultrasound guided or CT guided biopsy of liver. Which is more accurate?

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Dr. Michael Ginsburg
11 years experience in Interventional Radiology
Both are accurate : Liver biopsies are performed for both focal liver lesions and nonfocal generalized liver disease playing a key role in the diagnosis and prognostication of various diffuse liver dysfunctions. Ct-guided procedures are generally reserved for tissue sampling of focal hepatic lesions, not accessible by ultrasound.
Answered on Apr 29, 2013

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