Biopsy: Types of biopsy procedures used to diagnose cancer. For the majority of cancers, the only way to make a definitive diagnosis is to perform a biopsy to collect cells for closer examination. Here’s a look at the various types of biopsy procedures used to make a cancer diagnosis.
Biopsy: Types of biopsy procedures used to diagnose cancer 1 Bone marrow biopsy. 2 Endoscopic biopsy. 3 Needle biopsy. 4 Skin biopsy. 5 Surgical biopsy. 6 Biopsy analysis and results.
Image-guided biopsy combines an imaging procedure — such as X-ray, computerized tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or ultrasound — with a needle biopsy. Image-guided biopsy allows your doctor to access suspicious areas that can’t be felt through the skin, such as abnormalities on the liver, lung or prostate.Biopsy Focal Tumor Image Diagram - Chart - diagrams and charts with labels. This diagram depicts Biopsy Focal Tumor Image