Stereotactic core-needle biopsy of the breast: a report of the Joint Task Force of the American College of Radiology, American College of Surgeons, and College of American Pathologists

CA Cancer J Clin. May-Jun 1997;47(3):171-90. doi: 10.3322/canjclin.47.3.171.


A national task force consisting of members from the American College of Radiology, the American College of Surgeons, and the College of American Pathologists examined the issues surrounding stereotactic core-needle biopsy for occult breast lesions. Their report includes indications and contraindications, informed consent, specimen handling, and management of indeterminate, atypical, or discordant lesions.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Biopsy, Needle / methods*
  • Biopsy, Needle / standards
  • Breast / pathology*
  • Breast Neoplasms / pathology
  • Contraindications
  • Female
  • General Surgery
  • Humans
  • Informed Consent
  • Pathology
  • Quality Control
  • Radiology
  • Societies, Medical
  • Specimen Handling
  • Stereotaxic Techniques
  • Truth Disclosure
  • United States