A 28-year-old female asked:
is vacuum assisted breast biopsy more accurate than just core needle biopsy? both u/s guided.
2 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
General Surgery 56 years experience
Depends: The key is an adequate sample of tissue, from the mass.
The accuracy comes from the pathologist!
Diagnostic Radiology 33 years experience
Accuracy: Both are highly accurate, 97-99%, in experienced hands. Vacuum assisted may provide a better sample for the pathologist, but standard core can make up for it with more samples. One may be preferred over another in certain particular circumstances.
Last updated Oct 4, 2017
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