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Table 2 Costs used in the model.

From: Cost-effectiveness of MRI compared to mammography for breast cancer screening in a high risk population

PROCEDURES COST ($) RANGE ($)
Local Therapy (Node negative) – Pre-op Evaluation, Lumpectomy with SN biopsy, Lumpectomy Re-excision, WBRT-B post lumpectomy (Konski), Mastectomy with SN biopsy, Breast Reconstruction 12,623.41 8,387.27 – 19,405.81
Local Therapy (Node positive) – Pre-op Evaluation, Lumpectomy with SN biopsy/Axillary dissection, Lumpectomy Re-excision, WBRT-B post lumpectomy (Konski), Mastectomy with SN biopsy/Axillary dissection, Breast Reconstruction 13,590.03 9,487.95–20,909.41
Bilateral Mammography (Screening) 49.76 33.23 – 73.65
Bilateral MRI 965.57 646.60 – 1,432.84
Unilateral Mammography 42.48 28.37 – 62.88
Unilateral MRI 711.72 476.51–1,055.97
Work Up – Ultrasound of Breast, Mammogram of One Breast, FNA Without Imaging, FNA With Imaging, Ultrasound-Guided Core Biopsy 591.10 435.49 – 832.66
Systemic Node Positive – CBC, CMP Office/Outpatient Visit New and Established, Heart First Pass (Single), Doxarubicin 60 mg/m2, Cyclophosphamide 600 mg/m2, Tamoxifen 180 tabs (Node Pos), Paclitaxel 175 mg/m2, Trastuzumab 4 mg/kg × 1 = 272 mg (2/3 vial over 90 minutes) 12,923.90 9,955.04–19,851.46
Mammogram BI-RADS 0/3 False Positive 42.48 28.37 – 62.88
MRI BI-RADS 0/3 False Positive 711.72 476.51–1,055.97
  1. Refer to Additional File 1 for the current procedural terminology codes.
  2. Abbreviations: APC, Ambulatory Payment Classification; BI-RADS, Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System classification; CBC, Complete Blood Count; CMP, Comprehensive Metabolic Panel; CPT, Current Procedural Terminology; DRG, Diagnosis Related Group; FNA, Fine Needle Aspiration; mg/kg, milligram per kilogram; MRI, Magnetic Resonance Imaging; SN, sentinel node; tabs, tablets; WBRT-B, whole breast external beam radiation therapy with a boost