CT-guided bone biopsy with a battery-powered drill system: preliminary results

AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2013 Nov;201(5):1093-5. doi: 10.2214/AJR.12.10521.


Objective: Standard percutaneous bone biopsy involves manual needle insertion. Recently, a battery-powered needle drilling biopsy system (OnControl) has been introduced. We report our experience using this drill biopsy system for CT-guided percutaneous bone biopsy in 25 patients.

Conclusion: CT-guided percutaneous biopsy using the OnControl bone access system is a safe, quick, and effective method for sampling bone lesions visible on CT.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Biopsy, Needle / instrumentation*
  • Bone Diseases / diagnostic imaging
  • Bone Diseases / pathology*
  • Electric Power Supplies
  • Equipment Design
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Radiography, Interventional*
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed*