Ultrasound Guided Needle Biopsy
Gunnison Valley Health performs ultrasound-guided needle biopsies which
is a medical test used to learn more about an abnormal lesion or mass.
This type of biopsy is ‘image-guided’ which combines the use
of an ultrasound to help guide the radiologist’s biopsy needle to
the site of the suspicious imaging findings.
What is an Ultrasound Guided Needle Biopsy?
An ultrasound-guided biopsy uses ultrasound to find the abnormality and
guide a needle into the lesion. This procedure can be performed using
two different kinds of needles. A Fine Needle Aspiration (FNA) removes
cells or a Core Needle Biopsy uses a hollow needle to remove small pieces
of tissue samples for pathological testing.
What procedures are performed at Gunnison Valley Health?
Gunnison Valley Health performs ultrasound-guided biopsies for:
- Lymph node
- Soft tissue lesions
Leading edge ultrasound backed by compassion and commitment.
At Gunnison Valley Health, we provide advanced imaging services right here
in the Gunnison Valley. Our on-site radiologists and certified technologists
offer expertise, experience, and diagnostic excellence to the residents
and guests of our area.
For more information, speak to your physician or
contact Gunnison Valley Health's Diagnostic Imaging Department at (970) 641-7253.