Biopsy Percutaneous

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Our board-certified physicians diagnose and treat many vascular conditions. Call 310-481-7545 to learn more about interventional radiology services.

Treatment for:

Diagnosis of disease

Why it’s done:

Definitive diagnosis of disease often requires obtaining a sample of the tissue of interest for pathologic examination.

How it’s done:

An interventional radiologist uses CT or ultrasound to pass an introducer needle into the tissue of interest. Once position is confirmed, a biopsy needle is passed through the introducer needle and used to take samples until adequate tissue is obtained.

CT guided placement of a needle into a mass for biopsy

Level of anesthesia:

Conscious sedation or local anesthesia only


Bleeding, infection, and damage to intervening structures


One to four hours of bed rest, depending on the site of biopsy


With referring physician

For More Information:

For more information or to schedule an appointment with one of our IR physicians, please call 310-481-7545.