Melissa Hayes Balmadrid

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PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to evaluate pain experienced during imaging-guided core-needle breast biopsies and to identify factors that predict increased pain perception during procedures. METHODS In this institutional review board-approved, HIPAA-compliant protocol, 136 women undergoing stereotactically or ultrasound-guided breast biopsy or(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to evaluate patient anxiety and its association with perceived radiologist-patient communication in the setting of imaging-guided breast biopsy. METHODS After informed consent was obtained, 138 women recommended for imaging-guided breast procedures completed questionnaires immediately before and after biopsies, measuring(More)
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