• ultrasound
  • A biopsy needle guide in accordance with the invention is configured for attachment to an ultrasound transducer. (google.co.uk)
  • 2. The biopsy needle guide as recited in claim 1 , wherein said inner attachment block and said outer attachment block are configured so as to be engageable with each other when said inner attachment block is coupled to said ultrasound transducer and said inner attachment block and ultrasound transducer are enclosed by a flexible film sheath. (google.co.uk)
  • 5. The biopsy needle guide as recited in claim 4 , wherein said second engagement means includes a first engagement feature being arranged substantially perpendicular to a plane of the emission face of the transducer, said engagement feature being adapted to engage with a corresponding second engagement feature on said ultrasound transducer. (google.co.uk)
  • 6. The biopsy needle guide as recited in claim 5 , wherein said spring means includes a distal portion that is adapted to mate with a third engagement feature arranged along a longitudinal front face of said ultrasound transducer and to be maintained in place thereby. (google.co.uk)
  • Needle tract implantation of hepatocellular carcinoma and pancreatic carcinoma after ultrasound-guided percutaneous puncture: clinical and pathologic characteristics and treatment of needle tract implantation," World Journal of Surgery , vol. 28, no. 1, pp. 29-32, 2004. (hindawi.com)
  • An ultrasound device is used to locate the area where the biopsy needs to be taken. (doctors-hospital.net)
  • A lung biopsy can be performed percutaneously (through the skin, typically guided by a CT Scan), via bronchoscopy with ultrasound guidance, or by surgery, either open or by video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). (wikipedia.org)
  • Ultrasound imaging is useful as the first-line, non-invasive investigation in determining the size, texture, position, and vascularity of a nodule, accessing lymph nodes metastasis in the neck, and for guiding fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) or biopsy. (wikipedia.org)
  • Ultrasound is also frequently used to guide FNA or core needle biopsy. (wikipedia.org)
  • apparatus
  • The needle apparatus comprises an elongate assembly of paired sleeves with an open notch in the wall of the outer sleeve for engaging a tissue volume in the bore of that sleeve. (google.com)
  • The apparatus is a biopsy needle comprised of a shaft, a tip which is flared in dimension with respect to the diameter of the shaft, and a longitudinal bevel which imposed on the tip. (google.com)
  • distal
  • The distal portion of the inner cannula is partially cut away to provide an insert recess which supports a semi-circular insert of hemostatic collagen which remains at the site upon removal of the needle to minimize hemorrhagic complications by promoting blood clotting. (google.com.au)
  • The insert and the distal portion of the inner cannula have radially outer surfaces of corresponding radius whereby the distal portion of the inner cannula and the insert supported thereon are received within the distal end of the outer cannula prior to use of the needle. (google.com.au)
  • 6. The method of claim 1 wherein the sleeve member has a needle-type distal tip and step (b) comprises penetrating said sleeve member through tissue to the targeted site. (google.com)
  • complications
  • HealthDay)-Infectious complications after prostate needle biopsy increased from 2011 to 2014 across New York State, according to a study published in the April issue of The Journal of Urology. (medicalxpress.com)
  • The potential complications will depend on the location of the biopsy. (stdavids.com)
  • suspicious
  • Abnormal findings on screening are further investigated by surgically removing a piece of the suspicious lumps (biopsy) to examine them under the microscope. (wikipedia.org)
  • A lung biopsy is performed when a lung lesion is suspicious for lung cancer, or when cancer cannot be distinguished from another disease, such as aspergillosis. (wikipedia.org)
  • unnecessary
  • A muscle biopsy (immunohistochemistry or immunoblotting) or genetic test (blood test) confirms the absence of dystrophin, although improvements in genetic testing often make this unnecessary. (wikipedia.org)
  • Patients with melanoma in situ, T1a melanoma or T1b melanoma ≤ 0.5mm have a low risk of cancer spreading to lymph nodes and high 5-year survival rates, so this kind of biopsy is unnecessary. (wikipedia.org)
  • lesion
  • Thus, a biopsy is rarely called for, especially if the lesion is homogeneous and smaller than 3 centimeters. (wikipedia.org)
  • confirms
  • Biopsy usually confirms the growth to be an adenoma, but, sometimes, excision at surgery is required, especially when the cells found at biopsy are of the follicular type. (wikipedia.org)
  • guide
  • The biopsy needle guide is arranged in two sections, an inner attachment block and an outer attachment block. (google.co.uk)
  • The outer attachment block includes a biopsy needle guide through hole and a second engagement structure. (google.co.uk)
  • 3. A biopsy needle guide as recited in claim 2 , wherein said first engagement means includes a ridge that extends from an outer surface of said inner attachment block and includes plural indents on opposed surfaces thereof. (google.co.uk)
  • 4. A biopsy needle guide as recited in claim 3 , wherein said second engagement means includes a pair of walls that are adapted to sandwich said ridge upon engagement of said first engagement means and said second engagement means, one said wall including a lip adapted to engage at least one of said plural indents. (google.co.uk)
  • Your doctor may use images of the inside of your body to help guide the needle. (stdavids.com)
  • Abnormal
  • Needle localization is used when the doctor cannot feel the mass of abnormal tissue. (wikipedia.org)
  • Some of the conditions where abnormal values are obtained are: Hodgkin's lymphoma Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma Sarcoidosis tuberculous cervical lymphadenitis (scrofula) Lymph node biopsies may be performed to evaluate the spread of cancer. (wikipedia.org)
  • cancer
  • Prostate cancer patients are willing to pay up to $2,000 of their own money for a new high-tech biopsy technique that significantly improves accuracy, according to a study published in the journal Urology Practice. (medicalxpress.com)
  • A study of more than 2,000 patients by researchers at Mayo Clinic's campus in Jacksonville, Florida, has dispelled the myth that cancer biopsies cause cancer to spread. (medicalxpress.com)
  • The Gleason grading system is used to help evaluate the prognosis of men with prostate cancer using samples from a prostate biopsy. (wikipedia.org)
  • paralysis
  • Additionally, there is a moderate risk of nerve injury, localized paralysis, or numbness when the biopsy is performed on a lymph node close to nerves. (wikipedia.org)
  • site
  • The skin over the biopsy site is cleansed, and a local anesthetic is injected (occasionally, a general anesthetic is given). (wikipedia.org)
  • attachment
  • an outer attachment block including (i) means for guiding a biopsy needle tip into an imaging region of said emission face, (ii) second engagement means for releasably mating with said first engagement means, and (iii) coupling means for selectively fixing said first engagement means to said second engagement means upon engagement therebetween so as to fix said outer attachment block to said inner attachment block. (google.co.uk)
  • sharp
  • All needles are engineered for exceptional performance, featuring ultra-sharp tips and polished surfaces for smooth entry and exit. (bio-medicine.org)
  • outer
  • 7. The biopsy needle as recited in claim 4 , wherein said outer engagement block is comprised of a polymeric material that enables said pair of walls to exhibit flexibility upon engagement thereof with said first engagement means. (google.co.uk)