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Table 2 Expenditures for disposables used in CT-RFA and CT-HDRBT

From: Activity-based cost analysis of hepatic tumor ablation using CT-guided high-dose rate brachytherapy or CT-guided radiofrequency ablation in hepatocellular carcinoma

Material type n Costs per unit (in EUR)  
CT-guided RFA    
 Set of sterile drapes and coats 1 34 34
 Sterile gloves 2 1.48 2.96
 Local anesthetic 1 1.56 1.56
 RFA probe 1 1460 1460
 Contrast medium 1 16 16
 Fentanyl 1 0.65 0.65
 Midazolam 1 0.35 0.35
Total costs (in EUR)    1515.12
CT-HDRBT    
 Set of sterile drapes and coats 1 34 34
 Sterile gloves 2 ± 0.43 1.48 3.31 ± 0.64
 Local anesthetic 1 1.56 1.56
 Puncture cannula 1 22 22
 Guide wire 1 23 23
 Angiography sheaths 2 ± 0.6 23 42.93 ± 14.46
 Brachytherapy catheter 2 ± 0.6 19 35.46 ± 11.95
 Fentanyl 1 0.65 0.65
 Midazolam 1 0.35 0.35
 Gelfoam 1 7.80 7.80
Total costs (in EUR)    187.07 ± 27.05