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How is a liver biop performed?

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Dr. Ann Agnew
Internal Medicine

In brief: Interventional Rads

Usually a liver biopsy is performed by an interventional radiologist.
They use an ultrasound machine to image your liver, clean off the skin with beta dine and numb the surface of your skin up with a local anesthetic . They may give you a very mild sedative and then they pass needle through your skin and access the liver tissue

In brief: Interventional Rads

Usually a liver biopsy is performed by an interventional radiologist.
They use an ultrasound machine to image your liver, clean off the skin with beta dine and numb the surface of your skin up with a local anesthetic . They may give you a very mild sedative and then they pass needle through your skin and access the liver tissue
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