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Table 4 Patients with record of Biopsy by typea

From: Understanding the patient journey to diagnosis of lung cancer

  CT guided biopsy Bronchoscopy Surgical biopsy Total procedures Unique # of patients
lung cancer DX SPN only lung cancer DX SPN only lung cancer DX SPN only lung cancer DX SPN only lung cancer DX SPN only
Total number of procedures, N (%) 628 (42.75) 271 (19.32) 710 (48.33) 970 (69.14) 131 (8.92) 162 (11.55) 1469 1403 1167 (100.00) 932 (100.00)
1st biopsy 500 (42.84) 231 (24.79) 637 (54.58) 618 (66.31) 30 (2.57) 83 (8.91) 1167 932 1167 (100.00) 932 (100.00)
2nd biopsy 110 (42.97) 33 (16.18) 65 (25.39) 114 (55.88) 81 (31.64) 57 (27.94) 256 204 256 (21.94) 204 (21.89)
3rd biopsy 15 (39.47) 7 (8.64) 7 (18.42) 59 (72.84) 16 (42.11) 15 (18.52) 38 81 38 (3.26) 81 (8.69)
> 4 or more biopsy 3 (37.50) 0 (0.00) 1 (12.50) 179 (96.24) 4 (50.00) 7 (3.76) 8 186 6 (0.51) 46 (4.94)
  1. afrom REACHnet database. Bronchoscopy includes EBUS. Surgical includes mediastinoscopy. Pleural biopsy excluded