"Scout No Scan" Technique Reduces Patient Radiation Exposure During CT-Guided Spine Biopsy.
AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2017 Nov;209(5):1158-1161. doi: 10.2214/AJR.16.17404. Epub 2017 Aug 23. Bress A1, Metzler S2, Plastaras C3, Nguyen C4, Schuster JM5, Pukenas B6.
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this article is to report our experience with a technique for CT-guided spine biopsies that we refer to as the "scout no scan" technique.
CONCLUSION: The scout no scan technique can significantly lower radiation exposure while maintaining high diagnostic yields for CT-guided spinal biopsies.