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Minimally Invasive Biopsy

Many patients with musculoskeletal tumors will undergo a biopsy. In order to develop an effective treatment plan, it is critical to obtain the correct diagnosis of the tumor. An improperly performed biopsy can spread tumor cells and make limb-sparing surgery difficult or even impossible.

At our institution, we specialize in performing "minimally invasive" needle biopsies. Oftentimes, they can be obtained directly in clinic. For other tumors, our radiologists are experienced at performing computed tomography (CT) guided biopsies (see picture at right). From even small portions of tumor tissue, our pathologists can arrive at accurate diagnoses. Our diagnostic success rate with this method is 97%.

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