A CT guided lung biopsy is a procedure where a tiny sample of cells is removed from the lung and sent to the laboratory for examination. It involves inserting a fine needle through the chest wall and into the lung under local anaesthetic.

The biopsy and collection of cells from your lung is obtained with the help of a CT scanner. The CT scan is used to identify the best approach and site for taking the biopsy. The entire procedure takes place in the CT scanning room.

CT guided lung needle biopsy - Patient's guide and agreement to consent form