Image-guided core biopsy has advantages over needle localization biopsy for the diagnosis of nonpalpable breast cancer.

@article{Whitten1997ImageguidedCB,
  title={Image-guided core biopsy has advantages over needle localization biopsy for the diagnosis of nonpalpable breast cancer.},
  author={T M Whitten and Thomas W. Wallace and Rose E Bird and Peter S. Turk},
  journal={The American surgeon},
  year={1997},
  volume={63 12},
  pages={1072-7; discussion 1077-8}
}
Image-guided core biopsy (IGCB) of nonpalpable mammographic abnormalities has gained attention as an alternative to needle-localized breast biopsy (NLB). This study evaluated IGCB in the diagnostic workup of patients with nonpalpable mammographic lesions suspicious for cancer. Eighty-six patients who underwent IGCB were compared to 85 patients who underwent NLB for the diagnosis of mammographic lesions suspicious for cancer. The incidence of positive margins was less in patients who… CONTINUE READING

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