An Overview of Percutaneous CT-Guided Lung Biopsies

Sharon Lehmann, Nicholas Frank

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Percutaneous computerized tomography-guided lung biopsy is a valuable tool in the evaluation of pulmonary lesions because it is minimally invasive and has a high degree of accuracy. However, this procedure is not without its risks, the most common of which is pneumothorax. This article includes an overview of preprocedure planning, contraindications, patient preparation, informed consent, patient positioning, sedation, breathing instructions, recovery after procedure, potential complication, and recovery at home.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2-8
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Radiology Nursing
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2018

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© 2017 Association for Radiologic & Imaging Nursing

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  • CT-guided lung biopsy
  • Core needle biopsy
  • Nursing care
  • Pulmonary lesion
  • Transthoracic needle biopsy


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