Diagnosis of intrathoracic lesions: are sequential fine-needle aspiration (FNA) and core needle biopsy (CNB) combined better than either investigation alone?

@article{Aviram2007DiagnosisOI,
  title={Diagnosis of intrathoracic lesions: are sequential fine-needle aspiration (FNA) and core needle biopsy (CNB) combined better than either investigation alone?},
  author={Galit Aviram and Joel Greif and Abraham Man and Yehuda Schwarz and Sylvia Marmor and Moshe Graif and Arye Blachar},
  journal={Clinical radiology},
  year={2007},
  volume={62 3},
  pages={221-6}
}
AIM To assess the diagnostic accuracy of sequential computed tomography (CT)-guided percutaneous fine-needle aspiration (FNA) and core-needle biopsy (CNB) in comparison with FNA and CNB performed separately for diagnosing intrathoracic lesions. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Five hundred and eighty-two consecutive patients with thoracic lesions who underwent same-session sequential CT-guided FNA and CNB procedures were studied. The final diagnosis, which was achieved by either agreement of percutaneous… CONTINUE READING