Imaging-Guided Brain Biopsies

  • Yubo Lyu


For brain diseases like brain infection, benign brain neoplasms, primary brain malignancy, or brain metastasis, the selection of an appropriate and effective treatment is essential and depends on the accurate differentiation of these entities and diagnoses. The frequently utilized tool to establish the diagnosis and to guide correct management is brain biopsy. Even though freehand brain biopsy or neurosurgery may be successfully performed, image-guided brain biopsy procedure is preferred because of its accuracy and minimal complications. With the developments and innovations of imaging guidance interventional techniques, brain biopsy interventional procedure has already evolved substantially. Image-guided brain biopsy is not only safe but proven to have the ability to obtain a sufficient amount of specimen for pathological diagnosis. The preoperative accurate diagnostic can be obtained with significant impact on further management for various brain lesions using the image-guided interventional facilities with accurate needle placement.


Image-guided biopsy MR-guided procedures Interventional MRI 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yubo Lyu
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Shanghai Jiahui International Hospital, Jiahui HealthShanghaiChina
  2. 2.Shandong Medical Imaging Research Institute, Shandong UniversityJinanChina

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