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If the 1 million surgical breast biopsies performed annually were instead performed using image-guided needle core biopsy, the total savings could be $1.6 billion a year.

Burkhardt J, Sunshine J. Core-Needle and Surgical Breast Biopsy: Comparison of three methods of assessing cost. Radiology. 1999; 212: 181-8. https://pubs.rsna.org/doi/10.1148/radiology.212.1.r99jl46181

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Title
Core-Needle and Surgical Breast Biopsy: Comparison of three methods of assessing cost
Publication
Radiology
Publication Date
1999
Authors
Burkhardt J, Sunshine J
Pages
181-8
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