CT-guided thoracic core biopsies: value of a negative result

@article{Quint2006CTguidedTC,
  title={CT-guided thoracic core biopsies: value of a negative result},
  author={Leslie E. Quint and Matthew T Kretschmer and Andrew C Chang and Bin Nan},
  journal={Cancer Imaging},
  year={2006},
  volume={6},
  pages={163 - 167}
}
Previous studies have reported low negative predictive values (NPV) for computed tomography (CT)-guided fine needle aspiration of lung nodules in excluding malignancy. Our aim was to determine the NPV of transthoracic core needle biopsy in a tertiary care hospital with a large cancer patient population. The results of 226 consecutive CT-guided transthoracic core needle biopsies were reviewed. Results were classified into one of the following four groups: positive or suspicious for malignancy… CONTINUE READING
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