CT guided bone biopsy

Last revised by Andrew Murphy on 23 Mar 2023

CT guided bone biopsy is a type of image-guided biopsy.

It may be performed using the 'CT fluoroscopy' capabilities of modern CT scanners or with the traditional step-wise approach.

CT biopsies are usually performed using a co-axial needle technique to gain a stable position through which the biopsy may be performed.  If the bony cortex is destroyed then typically a standard biopsy needle can be used. If the cortex remains intact 'bone biopsy needles', such as JamshidiR and BonotopyR are required, which have a more involved technique.

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Cases and figures

  • Case 1: acetabulum
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  • Case 2: lumbar spine
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  • Case 3: navicular bone
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