Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe

Image-guided biopsy – online course

Description

Please note that this course is no longer CME accredited.

Authors: R. Cazzato & G. Mauri

Reviewers: F. Deschamps, M. Deutschmann, S. Müller-Hülsbeck, C. Nice and D. Tsetis

This course corresponds to chapter 2.2.2.1 Image-Guided Biopsy (Excluding MSK) and 2.2.4.1 Image-Guided Biopsy in the European Curriculum and Syllabus for IR.

 

Abstract

Percutaneous image-guided biopsies in the liver, lung, kidney and bone are common procedures. They are generally utilised to establish a definitive pathologic diagnosis in patients with a focal or diffuse disease of unknown origin (persisting over time and becoming a clinically relevant condition), following the failure of other non-invasive diagnostic measures. Biopsy samples may also be proposed to stage patients with known or suspected malignancy when local spread or distant metastasis is suspected, and to identify molecular markers that can be targeted by specific oncologic treatments.

Biopsies are usually performed with common imaging modalities under local anaesthesia. Diagnostic rates are generally high and complication rates are usually low, thus driving operators to conduct this procedure more and more frequently.

The aim of the present course is to present the indications and contra-indications of percutaneous image-guided biopsy in the liver, lung, kidney and bone; and to describe common devices and measures applied for percutaneous biopsy.

 

Learning objectives

  • Learn the basics of percutaneous biopsy in the liver, lung, kidney and bone.
  • Learn the indications and contra-indications of percutaneous biopsy in the aforementioned organs.
  • Learn about the right material needed for percutaneous biopsy.
  • Learn how to avoid common complications.

 

Further information

This course covers a basic level of IR knowledge and is designed for trainees, students or young consultants aiming to acquire essential knowledge or prepare for the EBIR exam. Thereby, it is tailored to the European Curriculum and Syllabus for IR and corresponds to chapter 2.2.2.1 Image-Guided Biopsy (Excluding MSK) and 2.2.4.1 Image-Guided Biopsy.

The format of the course is interactive and easy to use, including texts, graphics, videos and a quiz to support your learning. The course duration is around one hour.

Access to complete and revisit the course is granted for an enrolment period of 90 days.

Release date: January 2020