Image-guided needle biopsyBy Mayo Clinic staff
Original Article: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/medical/IM03910
Image-guided needle biopsy
Your doctor may use an imaging technique, such as ultrasound, during a needle biopsy procedure. Using a real-time image, your doctor can guide the needle into the best position for obtaining a sample of suspicious cells. Image-guided needle biopsy allows your doctor to biopsy suspicious areas that aren't readily seen or felt through your skin, such as your prostate.