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Technical Note: Positron Emission Tomography- Computed Tomography (PETCT) Guided Lung Biopsy for Better Yield - A Single Center Experience

Volume 1 - Issue 4

Shiva kumar Swamy Shivalingappa, Mahesh Ashok Kumar, Kumar Kallur, Indiresh Desai, G Lohith*,Sudhakar S, Prashanth G R, Avinash Kesari, Raj kumar and Basavalinga Ajai Kumar

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    • Consultant Radiation Oncologist, Healthcare global enterprises Limited, India

    *Corresponding author: G Lohith, Consultant Radiation Oncologist, Healthcare Global Enterprises Limited, India

Received: August 29, 2017;   Published: September 08, 2017

DOI: 10.26717/BJSTR.2017.01.000337

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Tissue diagnosis is mandatory in work up and treatment strategies of lung cancers. There are many techniques in obtaining tumor samples which include less invasive and invasive techniques. Image guided percutaneous biopsy plays an important role in the work up for lung cancers, of which percutaneous computed tomography (CT) guided core biopsy is an important component. Recent advances in target therapies and personalized medicine, the technique of aspiration cytology is not a preferred technique.

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