skinny needle-biopsy

'skinny' needle–biopsy

A 22-gauge needle used for percutaneous, often radiologically-guided biopsies or aspiration cytology specimens obtained from masses of the breast, lung, and sites of difficult access. See Interventional radiology, Fine needle aspiration biopsy.
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