A biopsy is a minimally invasive method of sampling tissue to determine if it is malignant, benign, or infectious. Biopsies can be performed using Computed Tomography (CT), real-time X-ray (fluoroscopy), ultrasound, and sometimes a combination of these imaging techniques to guide the procedure. Our interventional radiologists, physician assistants, or nurse practitioners can safely insert needles into hard-to-reach places in the body, including the lungs, kidneys, liver, lymph nodes, and the bones.

Biopsies are typically performed to diagnose numerous types of cancer. A biopsy may also be needed to diagnose a variety of problems other than cancer, which includes kidney disease, liver disease, interstitial lung disease, or infectious diseases.