Advanced Imaging Modalities in Early Stage Breast Cancer: Preoperative Use in the United States Medicare Population

@article{Crivello2012AdvancedIM,
  title={Advanced Imaging Modalities in Early Stage Breast Cancer: Preoperative Use in the United States Medicare Population},
  author={Margaret L. Crivello and MS KarenRuth and PhD Elin R. Sigurdson and Brian L. Egleston and Kathryn Evers and Yu-Ning Wong and Marcia C Boraas and Richard J. Bleicher},
  journal={Annals of Surgical Oncology},
  year={2012},
  volume={20},
  pages={102-110}
}
Guidelines for breast cancer staging exist, but adherence remains unknown. This study evaluates patterns of imaging in early stage breast cancer usually reserved for advanced disease. Surveillance Epidemiology, and End Results data linked to Medicare claims from 1992–2005 were reviewed for stage I/II breast cancer patients. Claims were searched for preoperative performance of computed tomography (CT), positron emission tomography (PET), bone scans, and brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI… CONTINUE READING
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