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Interventional Procedures

Image guidance improves diagnostic accuracy.

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Interventional Procedures

Guided - Biopsy at Mahajan

Minimally invasive guided biopsy

At Mahajan Imaging & Labs, Ultrasound and CT guided FNAC (Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology), biopsies, and drainage procedures are done routinely. It is a referral site for difficult CT guided biopsies of the chest, spine, and abdomen.

The guided biopsy uses advanced computer programs in order to create detailed images of inside the body. It is a minimally invasive procedure which is usually an outpatient procedure (OPD).

Image-guided biopsies are an OPD (Outpatient) procedure, and in most cases, the patient is able to go back home after the test. Image guidance improves diagnostic accuracy and reduces the number of attempts and consequently, the side effects of a biopsy procedure. This helps in getting a pathological diagnosis of diseases which affect deep-situated organs in the body, and many times an invasive surgical procedure may be avoided based on the results obtained.

Fine Needle Biopsy

Two to four samples of tissue are taken using a needle which is guided into an abnormality by ultrasound, CT, or mammography. These are then reviewed by the pathologist, who will provide a report to your referring Doctor. Tissue sampling uses a needle which is guided into an abnormality by ultrasound, CT, or mammography. Ultrasound is used to guide biopsies of the breast, thyroid, liver and superficial lymph nodes, and other accessible structures. CT is used to guide biopsies of the chest, abdomen, and pelvis. Some breast biopsies are guided by mammography if the abnormality is not visible on ultrasound.

Ultrasound-guided core needle biopsy

This type of core needle biopsy involves ultrasound - an imaging method that uses high-frequency sound waves to produce precise images of structures within your body.

Stereotactic biopsy

This type of biopsy uses mammograms to pinpoint the location of suspicious areas within the breast.

FNAC (USG/CT Guided)

Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology (FNAC)

It is a simple, quick, and inexpensive method that is used to sample superficial masses like those found in the neck and is usually performed in the outpatient clinic. It causes minimal trauma to the patient and carries virtually no risk of complications. Masses located within the region of the head and neck, including salivary gland and thyroid gland lesions, can be readily diagnosed using this technique.

Clip Placement

At the time of the breast biopsy procedures noted above, a tiny stainless-steel marker or clip may be placed in your breast at the biopsy site. This is done so that if your biopsy shows cancer cells or precancerous cells, your doctor or surgeon can locate the biopsy area to remove more breast tissue surgically.


Paracentesis is a procedure in which a needle or catheter is inserted into the peritoneal cavity to obtain ascitic fluid for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes. Ascitic fluid may be used to help determine the etiology of ascites as well as to evaluate for infection or the presence of cancer.

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