Image-guided breast biopsy: analysis of pain and discomfort related to technique

Breast. 1999 Oct;8(5):257-60. doi: 10.1054/brst.1999.0067.


A prospective study to evaluate the pain experienced during image-guided core biopsy and fine-needle aspiration (FNA) in a series of 200 woman. There was no significant difference between the pain experienced between core biopsy and FNA. Pain experienced was operator dependent with one of the three radiologists causing significantly more pain than the other two.