SQU team invents new CT-guided biopsy device

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A team comprising a doctor from the Oman Medical Specialty Board and nine engineering students from Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) have invented a device to help interventional radiologists perform Computed Tomography (CT) guided biopsy safely.

“We called our device the Painless CT-guided Biopsy Device,” the team members said. The CT-guided biopsy is a frequently performed procedure in the radiology department by interventional radiologists to obtain a tissue sample from a patient's body.

The tissue sample is tested in the histopathology laboratory to reach a final diagnosis. This procedure is currently done manually and it carries risks to patients and doctors in many aspects and it is time-consuming. This innovative device has been presented at various local and international conferences and exhibitions.

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