A bone biopsy is a procedure in which a small sample of bone is taken
from the body and looked at under a microscope for cancer, infection, or other
bone disorders. The sample of bone can be removed by:
A bone biopsy can be taken from any bone in the body. It is
easiest to get the biopsy samples from bones that are close to the skin surface
and away from any internal organs or large blood vessels.
biopsy is often done on bone areas that show problems on an
X-ray. Computed tomography (CT scan) or a
bone scan may be used to guide the biopsy
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
David Bardana, MD, FRCSC - Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
October 4, 2012
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