CT-guided lung biopsy

Take control of your lung health with our advanced CT-guided lung biopsy procedure now available at V.L. Makabali Memorial Hospital Inc.! Discover accurate diagnosis and personalized care for better outcomes.

A CT-guided lung biopsy is a minimally invasive procedure used to obtain small tissue samples from the lung for diagnostic purposes.

V.L. Makabali Memorial Hospital provides lung biopsy services to diagnose and screen for various conditions. Let me provide you with information about lung biopsies:

VLMakabali CT-guided lung biopsy

Needle Biopsy Procedure

  • When abnormal tissue has developed near the chest wall, a specialist may perform a needle biopsy to collect this tissue.
  • During the procedure, the doctor inserts a needle into the lung through the skin, using either an X-ray or CT image for guidance.
  • The entire process can take up to 1 hour.

CT-Guided Lung Biopsy

  • For precise targeting, a CT scanneris used to create detailed images of the lung.
  • The biopsy needle is guided to the exact location of the abnormal tissue using these CT images.
  • Patients may need to hold their breath briefly during the CT scan to minimize motion and ensure accurate imaging.

Preparation and Recovery

  • Before the biopsy, an individual may need to fast, depending on the specific type of procedure.
  • The doctor overseeing the lung biopsy should be aware of any medications the individual may be taking.
  • Recovery time varies based on the procedure type and any complications. Rest and avoiding physical exertion are essential during recovery.