Diagnostic accuracy of CT-guided automated needle biopsy of lung nodules.

  title={Diagnostic accuracy of CT-guided automated needle biopsy of lung nodules.},
  author={Hiroshi Tsukada and Touru Satou and Akira Iwashima and T. Souma},
  journal={AJR. American journal of roentgenology},
  volume={175 1},
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to determine the factors influencing diagnostic accuracy in CT-guided automated needle biopsies of lung nodules. SUBJECTS AND METHODS One hundred thirty-eight consecutive CT-guided automated needle biopsy procedures were performed in 123 patients (124 pulmonary nodules). Factors for diagnostic accuracy were evaluated through analysis of the procedures, which were classified into a success group (true-positive and true-negative) and a failure group… CONTINUE READING

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