[MRI-controlled biopsies]

Radiologe. 1998 Mar;38(3):194-9. doi: 10.1007/s001170050342.
[Article in German]


Biopsies were the first "intervention" under MR guidance. After initial difficulties concerning ferromagnetic biopsy instruments and the design of MR scanners, the latest technological improvements rendered MR guidance for biopsies more feasible. In this article we illustrate present-day clinical experience in the field of abdominal, breast and bone biopsy. Important aspects regarding the different designs of "interventional" MR scanners and the visualization of instruments for biopsy are discussed.

Publication types

  • English Abstract
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Abdomen / pathology
  • Biopsy, Needle / instrumentation*
  • Bone and Bones / pathology
  • Breast / pathology
  • Equipment Design
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Image Enhancement / instrumentation
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging / instrumentation*
  • Male
  • Radiology, Interventional / instrumentation*
  • Sensitivity and Specificity