Interventional radiology of pleural diseases

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Image-guided pleural procedures are important in both the diagnosis and management of pleural disease. Pleural aspiration, biopsy and drainage are all proven to be safer and more efficacious using image guidance. The aim of this article is to review common image-guided pleural techniques and the evidence base for their application in clinical practice.The Authors: Tahreema Matin is an Academic Clinical Fellow in Radiology in Oxford. Fergus Gleeson, FRCP FRCR, is a Consultant Radiologist at the Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust and Professor of Radiology at Oxford University, and is Director of Imaging for the Oxford NIHR Biomedical Centre. His research focuses on pleural disease and PET-CT. He is actively involved in education, running the British Thoracic Society Chest Radiology course and promoting thoracic ultrasound for chest physicians.SERIES EDITORS: JOSÉ M. PORCEL AND Y.C. GARY LEE

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