The soft tissue inside the hollow part of the bone is called marrow. A CT-guided bone marrow biopsy uses a needle carefully inserted into the pelvic bone to obtain a sample of bone marrow and bone. This imaging test is performed at the Turkey Lake Orlando and Maitland offices only.
At the time of the procedure, your provider will allow you the chance to ask any questions you may have. You will be asked to sign a consent for treatment. These biopsies are done using local anesthesia. Medications may also be given through your IV to help you relax. As with any surgical procedure, complications of bleeding or infections may occur, though rarely.