CT-guided lung biopsy: factors influencing diagnostic yield and complication rate.

@article{Anderson2003CTguidedLB,
  title={CT-guided lung biopsy: factors influencing diagnostic yield and complication rate.},
  author={Julia A. M. Anderson and John T. Murchison and Deven Patel},
  journal={Clinical radiology},
  year={2003},
  volume={58 10},
  pages={791-7}
}
AIM To determine factors influencing diagnostic yield in computed tomography (CT)-guided biopsy of lung lesions. MATERIALS AND METHODS One hundred and ninety-five consecutive CT-guided lung biopsies were performed in 182 patients between August 1995 and September 2000 and either fine-needle aspirate samples for cytology or core biopsy samples for histology were collected. Procedures were divided into a diagnostic group (true-positive and true-negative results) and a non-diagnostic group… CONTINUE READING
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