Stereotaxic Fine Needle Biopsy of Nonpalpable Breast Lesions Performed by the Mammotest

  • G. Svane
Part of the Recent Results in Cancer Research book series (RECENTCANCER, volume 105)


Since 1976 a stereotaxic instrument for fine needle biopsy of nonpalpable breast lesions has been in use at the Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Karolinska Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden (Blomgren and Jacobsson 1977). The number of lesions examined each year has increased from 40 in 1976 to 660 in 1984. The patients are referred to this examination from different hospitals and private clinicians and private roentgenologic departments in the area of Stockholm. Only 50% are referred from our hospital.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Svane
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  1. 1.Department of Radiology, Mammographic SectionKarolinska University HospitalStockholmSweden

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