• The technique of drill biopsy of suspicious masses in the breast has been used in 135 patients, with 98.5% accuracy. it has permitted discrimination in the application of expensive scanning studies. Prior confirmation of the diagnosis of carcinoma reduces operating room and anesthesia time, and eliminates the need for two sets of instruments.
(Arch Surg 111:826-827, 1976)
Meyerowitz BR. Drill Biopsy Confirmation of Breast Cancer. Arch Surg. 1976;111(7):826–827. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1976.01360250102022
Artificial Intelligence Resource Center
Customize your JAMA Network experience by selecting one or more topics from the list below.