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Definition of Stereotactic needle biopsy

Stereotactic needle biopsy: A biopsy in which the spot to be biopsied is located three-dimensionally, the information is entered into a computer, and the computer calculates the information and positions a needle to remove the biopsy sample.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 8/28/2013

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