Biopsy, Fine Needle Aspiration (FNA), Lung
|Title:||Biopsy, Fine Needle Aspiration (FNA), Lung|
Fine-needle aspiration biopsy of the lung; drawing shows a patient lying on a table that slides through the computed tomography (CT) machine with an x-ray picture of a cross-section of the lung on a monitor above the patient. Drawing also shows a doctor using the x-ray picture to help place the biopsy needle through the chest wall and into the area of abnormal lung tissue. Inset shows a side view of the chest cavity and lungs with the biopsy needle inserted into the area of abnormal tissue.
Fine-needle aspiration biopsy of the lung. The patient lies on a table that slides through the computed tomography (CT) machine, which takes x-ray pictures of the inside of the body. The x-ray pictures help the doctor see where the abnormal tissue is in the lung. A biopsy needle is inserted through the chest wall and into the area of abnormal lung tissue. A small piece of tissue is removed through the needle and checked under the microscope for signs of cancer.
Anatomy -- Respiratory/Thoracic System
Cancer Types -- Lung Cancer
Cells or Tissue -- Abnormal Cells or Tissue
Test or Procedure -- Biopsy
|Type:||Color, Medical Illustration (JPEG format)|
|Source:||National Cancer Institute|
|Creator:||Terese Winslow (Illustrator)|
|Date Created:||March 4, 2013|
|Date Added:||August 27, 2008|
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Rights holder: Terese Winslow