Bleeding During Needle Biopsy For Breast Cancer

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Definition

A lung needle biopsy is a method to remove a piece of lung tissue for examination. If it is done through the wall of your chest, it is called a transthoracic lung biopsy.


Alternative Names

Transthoracic needle aspiration; Percutaneous needle aspiration


How the test is performed

A chest x-ray or chest CT scan may be used to find the exact spot for the biopsy. If the biopsy is done using a CT scan, you may be lying down during the exam.

A needle biopsy of the lung...

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