A biopsy is the removal of tissue from any part of the body to examine it for diseases.

Some may execute to remove small tissue sample with a needle while others might surgically removing a potentially harming lump in your body.


Common Types Of Common Biopsies

Image-guided Biopsy

In order to know whether a patient has a tumour, the doctor may use an image-guided biopsy approach. During this procedure, the doctor will guide the needle to the location with the help of this technique.


Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy

The doctor uses a very thin, hollow needle attached to a syringe. He or she collects a small amount of tissue from the suspicious area to examine and test.


Core Needle Biopsy

This type of biopsy uses a larger needle to remove a larger tissue sample. It is similar to a fine needle biopsy and is also minimally invasive.


Vacuum-assisted Biopsy

This time your doctor can collect multiple samples from the same biopsy site with this technique since it uses a suction device to collect a tissue sample.


Excisional Biopsy

This is commonly used on a suspicious area. Doctors sometimes use it for a small, easily removable lump under the skin.


Endoscopic Biopsy

Doctors use an endoscope (a thin, lighted, flexible tube with a camera) to view the inside of the body, including the bladder, abdomen, joints and gastrointestinal tract.


Laparoscopic Biopsy

Similar to an endoscopic biopsy, the doctor inserts a thin tube with a video camera called a laparoscope into the abdomen through a tiny incision.


Tissue Removal Procedure

The tissue generally removed by placing a needle through the skin to the area of abnormality. Biopsies are performed with imaging guidance such as ultrasound, x-ray, CT (computed tomography) scan or MRI (magnetic resonance imaging). These types of imaging are used to determine exactly where to place the needle and perform the biopsy.

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