CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Indian J Radiol Imaging 2021; 31(02): 521-523
DOI: 10.1055/s-0041-1733467
Technical Note

Birmingham Intervention Tent Technique (BITT): A Technical Note

R. Rajakulasingam
1  Department of Musculoskeletal Imaging, Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Birmingham, UK
,
J. Kho
1  Department of Musculoskeletal Imaging, Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Birmingham, UK
,
G. Almeer
1  Department of Musculoskeletal Imaging, Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Birmingham, UK
,
C. Azzopardi
1  Department of Musculoskeletal Imaging, Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Birmingham, UK
,
S. L. James
1  Department of Musculoskeletal Imaging, Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Birmingham, UK
,
R. Botchu
1  Department of Musculoskeletal Imaging, Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Birmingham, UK
› Author Affiliations

Abstract

Objective We describe a novel and safe CT biopsy technique that we have termed the “Birmingham intervention tent technique (BITT).” This technique is ideal for biopsying osseous lesions where a direct approach is not possible due to difficult positioning.

Methods The BITT uses a plastic surgical forceps clamp attached at an angle to the biopsy needle, creating a tent shape. The finger rings of the forceps is stabilized on the table.

Results In our institution, we have already used the BITT successfully in over 10 cases.

Conclusion The BITT is an inexpensive and reproducible technique.



Publication History

Publication Date:
27 July 2021 (online)

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