Indications for image guided percutaneous needle biopsy (PNB)?
• Establish a benign or malignant diagnosis of a lesion.
• Stage patients with known or suspected malignancy when metastasis is suspected.
• Obtain material for microbiological analysis in patients with known or suspected infection.
• Determine the nature and extent of diffuse parenchymal diseases (e.g., cirrhosis, organ transplant rejection, glomerulonephritis).