Most are performed by radiologists

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6981.739 (Published 18 March 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:739
  1. R J Davies,
  2. C S Ward
  1. Consultant radiologist Consultant radiologist Ashford Hospital, Ashford, Middlesex TW15 3AA

    EDITOR,—Guy Vautier and colleagues' editorial finishes with the totally unsubstantiated assertion that the “ideal liver biopsy is one that is performed on the ward by the gastroenterologist using ultrasound guidance.”1 In Britain most biopsies of the liver (and other organs) for focal disease are successfully performed by radiologists in the radiology department. The radiologist selects the most …

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