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Bone/soft tissue

Bone biopsy

Using CT guidance, a small needle is placed into the patient’s bone lesion or bone marrow so a sample can be obtained and sent to the pathology department for diagnosis. The patient is discharged two hours after the procedure.

Microwave or cryoablation

Patients with cancer can have metastatic disease to the soft tissues or bone. Unfortunately, there can be significant nerve pain associated with these areas. A small needle can be passed into these areas using CT or ultrasound guidance. Lethal hot or cold therapy can be used to kill the tumor in these areas. This treatment can substantially reduce the pain associated with these metastatic or primary lesions. The patient is generally discharged later that same day or early the next morning.