PET/CT-guided percutaneous biopsy of abdominal masses: initial experience.

  title={PET/CT-guided percutaneous biopsy of abdominal masses: initial experience.},
  author={Servet Tatli and Victor H. Gerbaudo and Christina M Feeley and Paul B. Shyn and Kemal Tuncali and Stuart G. Silverman},
  journal={Journal of vascular and interventional radiology : JVIR},
  volume={22 4},
PURPOSE To develop a technique for guiding percutaneous biopsies of abdominal masses in a positron emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT) scanner, and test its feasibility and safety in patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS The authors conducted a prospective study in 12 patients who were in need of both a diagnostic (18)F-fluoro-deoxy-D-glucose (FDG) PET/CT scan and a percutaneous biopsy of an abdominal mass, located in the liver (n = 7), presacral soft tissue (n = 2), lymph node (n… CONTINUE READING