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

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In brief: Minimally invasive

A ct guided fine needle biopsy is performed by an interventional radiologist and in ideal situation will have a cytopathologist evaluating the samples at the bed side.
The ct is used to guide the needle to the target to acquire a sample. It is usually done with local but sedation can be used . In the right hands it is a very high yield test. Ask your team what their success rate is!

In brief: Minimally invasive

A ct guided fine needle biopsy is performed by an interventional radiologist and in ideal situation will have a cytopathologist evaluating the samples at the bed side.
The ct is used to guide the needle to the target to acquire a sample. It is usually done with local but sedation can be used . In the right hands it is a very high yield test. Ask your team what their success rate is!
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