CT-Guided Procedures are an excellent, minimally invasive alternative to surgery. Common procedures using CT guidance include biopsies of lesions, drain placement into fluid collections, or Radiofrequency Ablation of a tumor. One thing all these have in common is the use of the CT scanner to guide the Radiologist or Radiology Provider directly into the area targeted. BIOPSIES use a small, hollow needle to sample lesions and obtain cores of tissue for diagnosis. DRAINS are catheters that are inserted into fluid collections, such as abdominal abscesses, to remove fluid. Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) uses a heat probe to destroy malignant tumors. CT procedures are used to access areas of the body such as the lungs, abdomen, pelvis, and even bones! CT-Guided procedures are generally very safe and quick (under one hour in most cases), and can usually be performed with minimal discomfort using moderate sedation.