ABSTRACT: To study the clinical value of a new MRI compatible percutaneous bone biopsy system.
Twenty-six patients with bone lesions MRI-guided biopsies underwent using a 0.23-T open MR system combined with an iPath-200 optical leading system.
Of the 26 biopsies, 23 samples were sufficient for histological examination and the histopathologic diagnoses were confirmed. In the high-risk areas like spine, the biopsies were successfully done in 11 patients. No procedural complications occurred.
Percutaneous biopsy of bone lesions performed under MRI-guidance in an iPath system was proved to be accurate and safe.
Chinese medical journal 07/2003; 116(6):937-40. · 0.86 Impact Factor