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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, Jeffrey H. and Johnathan H. Sunshine. Core-Needle and Surgical Breast Biopsy: Comparison of three methods of assessing cost. Radiology. 1999; 212: 181-8. http://radiology.rsnajnls.org/cgi/content/figsonly/212/1/181

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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, Jeffrey H. and Johnathan H. Sunshine
Pages
181-8
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