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Surgical biopsy for lumps in the breast was found by one study to cost 2 1/2 to 3 times more than image-guided core-needle biopsy ($698 versus $243).
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