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Table 3 characteristics of studies

From: Diagnostic value of fine-needle aspiration biopsy for breast mass: a systematic review and meta-analysis

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