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Table 4 Costs of MR-HIFU ablation for best and median case scenarios compared to costs of BCT

From: Early health technology assessment of magnetic resonance-guided high intensity focused ultrasound ablation for the treatment of early-stage breast cancer

  MR-HIFU ablation BCT
  Median case     Best case     
  Treatment cell size (mm) Treatment cell size (mm)  
  6 × 9 12 × 8 6 × 9 12 × 8  
Tumour size (mm) Costs (€1000) Time (h) Costs (€1000) Time (h) Costs (€1000) Time (h) Costs (€1000) Time (h) Costs (€1000)
10 11.5 4.4 10.0 2.8 8.5 1.1 8.2 0.8 7.1
20 15.5 8.8 12.5 5.4 9.1 1.9 8.6 1.3 8.1
30 23.3 17.4 15.5 8.8 10.5 3.4 9.1 1.9 8.1