Table 3

characteristics of studies

study

study design prospective

geographic location Asia

21 needle gauge

Apply imaging guidance systems

histopathology standard only


Walker et al.[33]

yes

no

yes

no

Yes

Kanchanabat et al.[11]

yes

yes

no

no

no

Pisano et al.[12]

yes

no

no

yes

no

Lumachi et al.[34]

no

no

not mention

yes

yes

Farshid et al.[35]

yes

no

not mention

no

no

Dennison et al.[36]

yes

no

yes

no

no

Gent et al.[37]

no

no

no

yes

yes

Wanebo et al.[38]

no

no

no

yes

yes

Apesteguia et al.[39]

no

no

no

yes

no

Manheimer et al.[40]

no

no

no

no

yes

Janet et al.[41]

no

yes

no

no

no

Drew et al.[42]

no

no

not mention

no

no

Masood et al.[43]

no

no

not mention

no

yes

Ishikawa et al.[44]

no

yes

no

no

yes

Harvey et al.[45]

no

no

not mention

yes

no

Leifland et al.[46]

no

no

yes

yes

yes

Okamoto et al.[47]

no

yes

yes

yes

no

Rubin et al.[48]

no

no

not mention

no

no

Sauer et al.[32]

no

no

not mention

yes

no

Li et al.[49]

no

yes

not mention

no

yes

Wang et al.[50]

no

yes

not mention

no

yes

Yang et al.[51]

no

yes

not mention

no

yes

Liu et al.[52]

no

yes

not mention

no

yes

Zhao et al.[53]

no

yes

yes

no

yes

Zhan et al.[54]

no

yes

yes

no

yes

Gao et al.[55]

no

yes

yes

no

yes

Lu et al.[56]

no

yes

no

yes

yes

Liu et al.[57]

no

yes

yes

yes

yes

Zhang et al.[58]

no

yes

no

no

yes

Zhang et al.[59]

no

yes

yes

yes

yes

Tang et al.[60]

no

yes

yes

no

yes

Wang et al.[61]

no

yes

no

yes

yes

Ma et al.[62]

no

yes

no

no

yes

Wang et al.[63]

no

yes

no

no

yes

Wang et al.[64]

no

yes

yes

no

yes

Wei et al.[65]

no

yes

yes

no

yes

Tao et al.[66]

no

yes

no

no

yes

Wang et al.[67]

no

yes

yes

no

yes

Chen et al.[68]

no

yes

yes

no

yes

Zeng et al.[69]

no

yes

no

no

yes

Jia et al.[70]

no

yes

yes

no

yes

Ma et al.[71]

no

yes

no

no

yes

Huang et al.[72]

no

yes

yes

no

yes

Zhang et al.[73]

no

yes

yes

no

yes

Yu et al.[74]

no

yes

yes

no

yes

Jiang et al.[75]

no

yes

yes

no

yes


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