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Mohamed E. Abdelsalam

, Rahul A. Sheth

, and Sanjay Gupta

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date: 12 August 2020

Image-guided biopsy is the cornerstone of the diagnosis of both benign and malignant diseases. Interventional radiologists are commonly called upon to sample lesions in the abdomen, retroperitoneum, visceral organs, lung, bone, and luminal structures, including bile ducts and ureters. Obtaining adequate tissue for primary diagnosis and staging is critical in the care of patients with malignancy. Tissue obtained from biopsies also can be used for molecular diagnosis, which is important in guiding targeted therapy and personalized medicine. This chapter includes a detailed discussion of the modalities and techniques used by interventional radiologists to perform biopsies both safely and effectively. In addition to percutaneous needle biopsy, transvenous and endoluminal biopsies are included. The chapter concludes with tips and tricks that can be used to sample challenging lesions.

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