Magnetic resonance imaging-guided biopsy of musculoskeletal lesions using open low-field systems

Chengli Li, Yubo Lü, Ming Liu, Jan Fritz

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With the development of open-configuration magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) systems, magnetic resonance-compatible navigational tools, and fast pulse sequences, MRI-guided biopsy of musculoskeletal lesions has evolved into an effective and safe, minimally invasive technique. Magnetic resonance-guided percutaneous biopsy of musculoskeletal lesions is especially suited for lesions that are detectable only with MRI, lesions that require double-angulated needle paths, and for patients in which radiation exposure needs to be avoided. In this article, we review pertinent principles, techniques, and clinical applications of low-field MRI for biopsy procedures in the musculoskeletal system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)135-141
Number of pages7
JournalTopics in Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2011



  • Biopsy
  • Interventional
  • Low-field
  • MR imagingYguided
  • Musculoskeletal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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