Fred Burbank

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PURPOSE To assess the reliability and reproducibility of automated large-core breast biopsy. MATERIALS AND METHODS A consortium of 20 institutions reported, in a standardized fashion, their core breast biopsy data. All biopsies were performed with "long-throw" (2.3-cm) automated core biopsy devices fitted with 14-gauge needles. Needle guidance was(More)
PURPOSE To measure the effect of biopsy device, probe size, mammographic lesion type, lesion size, and number of samples obtained per lesion on the ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) underestimation rate. MATERIALS AND METHODS Nonpalpable breast lesions at 16 institutions received a histologic diagnosis of DCIS after 14-gauge automated large-core biopsy in(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate stereotactic, percutaneous, directional, vacuum-assisted breast biopsy of atypical ductal hyperplasia (ADH) and ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS). MATERIALS AND METHODS Percutaneous biopsy was followed by surgical excision in 113 ADH and DCIS lesions in 101 patients (mean age, 55.5 years). Fourteen-gauge, automated needle biopsy was(More)
PURPOSE To compare histologic findings of atypical ductal hyperplasia (ADH) at 14-gauge, directional, vacuum-assisted breast biopsy (hereafter, vacuum-assisted biopsy) and at 14-gauge, automated, large-core breast biopsy (hereafter, large-core biopsy) with findings at histologic examination after surgical biopsy. MATERIALS AND METHODS Nonpalpable breast(More)
PURPOSE To determine initial placement accuracy, long-term stability, and usefulness as a guide for wire localization for metallic marker clips placed percutaneously after stereotactic breast biopsy. MATERIALS AND METHODS One hundred forty-nine marker clips were placed percutaneously with a straight-needle or through-probe method, and clip positions were(More)
The purpose of this study was to compare specimen weights, tissue acquisition times, and complication rates for 14- and 11-gauge Mammotome probes during stereotactic breast biopsy. Three hundred forty stereotactic Mammotome breast biopsies were reviewed for complications; 269 (79%) of these biopsies were performed with the 14-gauge Mammotome probe, and 71(More)
PURPOSE A prospective study was undertaken to measure success at obtaining definitive histologic diagnoses with an automated biopsy gun technique. MATERIALS AND METHODS Image-directed biopsies (n = 300) were performed between November 1989 and June 1992 in 288 patients. Biopsy specimens of breast lesions were obtained with ultrasound (US) or stereotaxic(More)
Symptomatic uterine fibroids are a relatively common gynecologic condition. In the past, fibroids were exclusively treated by myomectomy and/or hysterectomy. With the advent of uterine artery embolization or uterine artery occlusion, there now exist minimally invasive approaches to fibroid therapy especially for women in whom surgery is contraindicated or(More)