Published in Women's Health Weekly, April 22nd, 1996
Advanced Technology Laboratories (ATL), Seattle, Washington, predicts its HDI ultrasound eventually will cut by 40 percent the 700,000 breast biopsies performed annually in the U.S. Of those biopsies, 180,000 will be diagnosed as cancerous. The remainder will be diagnosed as benign lumps.
A biopsy costs about $2,500, while the 15-minute, ultrasound will cost $75 to $300, ATL said.
"No test is 100 percent, although this is very close," said Dr. Brian...
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