Image Guided Biopsy/Aspiration

Accurate Diagnosis for Optimal Treatment

Description of
Image-Guided Biopsy/Aspiration

Sometimes, to reach a definitive diagnosis, a tissue sampling (biopsy) or aspiration may be required. This procedure is performed by an experienced radiologist under the guidance of a CT scanner or ultrasound machine, depending on the location and site of biopsy. A fine needle is introduced under local anaesthesia and sterile conditions to the region of interest. Samples are obtained and sent to the lab for interpretation. Image-guided fluid aspiration may also be performed for symptomatic relief.

Information Required at Booking

When booking your procedure, please inform us if any of the following apply to you:

What to Bring to Your Appointment

Please bring the following to your appointment:


Please inform us if you are taking blood thinning medication (such as aspirin, Plavix, warfarin, or clexane), as this may need to be ceased for several days prior to your procedure.


A consultation will take place prior to the procedure, during which the risks and benefits will be discussed. Informed consent will be obtained. Depending on the region of interest, you will be positioned on the CT table or ultrasound bed in a comfortable position. The radiologist will then clean the skin area and administer the local anaesthesia. Under CT or ultrasound guidance, a fine needle is introduced to the region of interest. Samples are obtained/aspirated and sent to the lab for interpretation.

Common Risks and Complications

Complications can include:

Less Common Risks and Complications

Less common complications include:

Your results will be forwarded to your clinician for further interpretation and management.

This service is offered at the following locations:

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