development of computed tomography (CT) technology has provided a powerful
means of visualizing the inner features of the human body, previously seen only
during surgery or autopsy. When an abnormality was found in the chest, abdomen,
or pelvis, only a surgical biopsy could be performed. This was acceptable if
the patient needed surgery; however, for a patient on whom surgery was not an
option, there were limited methods of obtaining tissue samples. Today,
CT-guided biopsy has become a welcome alternative to surgical exploration and
biopsy. This program offers a discussion on the use of CT-guided biopsy.