Ultrasound-guided Liver Biopsy in Delhi by Dr. Anuj Thakral at Dr.Thakral’s Diagnostic Centre

Ultrasound-guided liver biopsy is a crucial diagnostic procedure offered at Dr.Thakral’s Diagnostic Centre, spearheaded by the experienced Dr. Anuj Thakral. This page explores the significance of liver biopsy, the process of ultrasound-guided liver biopsy in Delhi, and why Dr. Thakral’s expertise makes Dr.Thakral’s Diagnostic Centre the ideal choice for this procedure.

Introduction to Ultrasound-guided Liver Biopsy

Liver biopsy is a procedure used to extract a small sample of liver tissue for histopathological examination under a microscope. It aids in diagnosing various liver conditions such as liver lesions & masses, hepatitis, cirrhosis, and fatty liver disease. Ultrasound guidance enhances the precision and safety of this procedure.

Importance of Liver Biopsy

Liver biopsy plays a pivotal role in diagnosing liver diseases accurately. In case of a focal liver nodule/mass lesion, it provides information regarding the nature of focal liver lesion/mass. In case of diffuse liver disease, it provides essential information about the extent of liver damage, guiding treatment decisions and prognosis.

Understanding Ultrasound-guided Liver Biopsy

What is Ultrasound-guided Liver Biopsy?

Ultrasound-guided liver biopsy in Delhi involves using ultrasound imaging to precisely guide the biopsy needle to the liver lesion, ensuring accurate tissue sampling.

How Does it Work?

During the procedure, the patient lies on their back, and the Interventional Radiologist locates the optimal biopsy site. The radiologist then inserts the biopsy needle through the skin into the liver, guided by real-time ultrasound images.

Benefits of Ultrasound-guided Liver Biopsy

Ultrasound-guided liver biopsy offers several advantages:


The real-time imaging provided by ultrasound ensures precise needle placement, minimizing the risk of sampling errors.


Ultrasound guidance reduces the risk of complications such as bleeding or injury to nearby organs.

Minimally Invasive

Compared to traditional surgical biopsies, ultrasound-guided biopsy is less invasive, leading to quicker recovery times and reduced discomfort for the patient.

About Dr. Anuj Thakral

Dr. Anuj Thakral is a renowned radiologist with extensive experience in conducting ultrasound-guided liver biopsies. His expertise and commitment to patient care make him a trusted choice for liver biopsy procedures.

Professional Background

Dr. Thakral holds board certifications in radiology and has undergone specialized training in interventional radiology, including liver biopsy techniques.

Expertise in Liver Biopsy

With years of experience, Dr. Thakral possesses the skills and knowledge necessary to perform ultrasound-guided liver biopsies safely and accurately.

Thakral Diagnostic Centre

Dr.Thakral’s Diagnostic Centre is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities for performing ultrasound-guided liver biopsies.


The centre features advanced ultrasound equipment and experienced medical staff dedicated to providing high-quality care.

Approach to Patient Care

At Dr.Thakral’s Diagnostic Centre, patient comfort and safety are top priorities. The staff ensures thorough pre-procedure preparation and attentive post-procedure care.

Procedure of Ultrasound-guided Liver Biopsy

Pre-procedure Preparation

Before the biopsy, patients may need to fast for several hours and discontinue certain medications. Existing ultrasound/CT/PET-CT/MRI images alongwith blood reports including coagulation profile & platelet count need to be reviewed prior to procedure.Dr. Thakral and his team provide detailed instructions to ensure a smooth procedure.

During the Procedure

Under local anesthesia, the biopsy needle is inserted into the liver while the patient is monitored closely for any discomfort.

Post-procedure Care

After the biopsy, patients are observed for a short period to monitor for any complications. Most patients can resume normal activities within a day or two.

Conditions Diagnosed through Liver Biopsy

Liver biopsy helps diagnose a range of liver conditions, including:

  • Liver masses- metastases from other organs/primary liver cancer
  • Hepatitis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)

The sample is processed & undergoes histopathological examination in the laboratory by a team of trained & qualified histopathologists. If needed, special stains (called Immunohistochemistry) are also applied for more clarification of the diagnosis & subtyping.

Risks and Complications

While ultrasound-guided liver biopsy is generally safe, potential risks include bleeding, infection, and damage to surrounding organs. However, these risks are minimal compared to open surgical biopsies & explained in detail preprocedure.

Patient Experience and Testimonials

Many patients at Dr.Thakral’s Diagnostic Centre have shared positive experiences with ultrasound-guided liver biopsy, praising the expertise of Dr. Thakral and the supportive staff.

Why Choose Ultrasound-guided Liver Biopsy in Delhi at Thakral Diagnostic Centre?

Patients choose Dr.Thakral’s Diagnostic Centre for ultrasound-guided liver biopsy due to:

  • Dr. Thakral’s expertise
  • State-of-the-art facilities
  • Comprehensive patient care

Cost and Insurance Coverage

Dr.Thakral’s  Diagnostic Centre offers competitive pricing for ultrasound-guided liver biopsy in Delhi. Insurance coverage may vary, and  patients are encouraged to check with their insurance provider for coverage details.


Ultrasound-guided liver biopsy, performed by Dr. Anuj Thakral at Dr.Thakral’s Diagnostic Centre, is a safe and effective method for diagnosing liver conditions. With advanced technology and personalized patient care, the centre ensures accurate diagnoses and optimal outcomes.


Is liver biopsy painful?

While you may experience some discomfort during the procedure, local anesthesia is administered to minimize pain.

How long does it take to recover from a liver biopsy?

Most patients can resume normal activities within a day or two following the biopsy.

Are there any risks associated with liver biopsy?

While rare, risks include bleeding, infection, and damage to surrounding organs. Your doctor will discuss these risks with you before the procedure.

Can I eat before a liver biopsy?

Your doctor will provide specific instructions, but in general, you may need to fast for few hours before the biopsy.

Is ultrasound-guided liver biopsy covered by insurance?

Coverage varies depending on your insurance plan.Patients are encouraged to check with their insurance provider for coverage details.

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Dr. Anuj Thakral

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