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A 28-year-old female asked:

Is vacuum assisted breast biopsy more accurate than just core needle biopsy? both u/s guided.

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Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 57 years experience
Depends: The key is an adequate sample of tissue, from the mass. The accuracy comes from the pathologist!
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 34 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.

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