Ultrasound guided core needle biopsy of soft tissue tumors; a fool proof technique?

@article{Peer2011UltrasoundGC,
  title={Ultrasound guided core needle biopsy of soft tissue tumors; a fool proof technique?},
  author={Siegfried Peer and Tamara Freuis and Alexander Loizides and Hannes Gruber},
  journal={Medical ultrasonography},
  year={2011},
  volume={13 3},
  pages={187-94}
}
AIM To assess technical and lesion related factors affecting the quality of ultrasound guided core needle biopsy (CNB) of musculoskeletal soft tissue tumors. MATERIALS AND METHODS Data of 223 CNBs were evaluated in a retrospective study. Diagnostic yield was calculated for all lesions on the basis of lesion location (extremity/torso), examiner, biopsy needle gauge/length and number of acquired samples. Diagnostic accuracy was calculated for surgical lesions (n= 113) based on final specimen… CONTINUE READING