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  • procedure
  • Differences in methodological quality of the studies, needle types, or whether a cytopathologist participated in the procedure failed to explain the heterogeneity of the results found in almost every meta-analysis. (bmj.com)
  • Before the actual biopsy is performed the doctor will give you an opportunity to ask any questions or express any concerns you might have about the procedure. (cancersupportivecare.com)
  • benign
  • Old-school biopsies seem simplistic in comparison, with their verdicts of benign or malignant and their basic information on cell type and proliferative potential. (aao.org)
  • surgical
  • Ideal for both general surgical pathologists and cytopathologists, no other single source delivers such highly practical, hands-on information needed to solve even the toughest diagnostic challenges in aspiration and exfolliative cytology. (elsevier.com)
  • Needle biopsies are typically done using local anesthesia, and these procedures have a slightly greater risk of bleeding associated with them, so they are more often done by a surgeon in outpatient or ambulatory surgical facilities. (verywell.com)
  • lesion
  • Because needle biopsy is often a reliable diagnostic investigation, some doctors may decide not to operate to remove the lesion, and instead opt for clinical follow-up to observe the lesion over time using clinical examination and mammography to determine the rate of growth, if any, of the lesion. (wikipedia.org)
  • results
  • Because of this limitation, biopsy results are looked at in combination with palpation (what the mass felt like) and any image study including mammogram and ultrasound. (cancersupportivecare.com)
  • Note: a special test is available on FNA biopsy results, called the Afirma Thyroid Analysis , from Veracyte, that eliminates the majority of non-diagnostic, indeterminate, or inconclusive FNA results. (verywell.com)
  • Techniques
  • The biopsy techniques have been around for more than 30 years, and some minor refinements have been made over time. (aao.org)
  • done
  • It can be divided into six categories: Blood tests may be done prior to or in lieu of a biopsy. (wikipedia.org)
  • available
  • Most ophthalmic surgeons have used available needles without customisation ranging in size from 22 gauge (G) to 30G, with the 25G needle being the most commonly used. (bmj.com)
  • actual
  • The advantage of intra-procedural imaging is that the patient and the diaphragm are in exactly the same position during 2D/3D imaging and the actual biopsy. (wikipedia.org)
  • alone
  • By using this combination method, the frequency of missed cancers can be brought to 1% or less, which is comparable to the miss rate when using open biopsy alone. (cancersupportivecare.com)