Lung biopsy using image guidance

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Learn what a lung biopsy is, why it is required and how to prepare your child for the procedure.

Key points

  • A lung biopsy is a procedure performed by an interventional radiologist, using imaging, where a tiny piece of lung tissue is extracted through a special needle and then examined under a microscope.
  • Your child will be given a general anaesthetic for the procedure.
  • Results of the lung biopsy will be sent to the doctor who requested the procedure for your child.
  • You can take off your child's dressing 48 hours after the biopsy.
Last updated: July 25th 2019