Baseline staging tests after a new diagnosis of breast cancer: further evidence of their limited indications.

BACKGROUND Bone scanning (BS), liver ultrasonography (LUS) and chest radiography (CXR) are commonly used in patients with newly diagnosed breast cancer as part of baseline staging. However, in the absence of symptomatic disease, the usefulness of this routine diagnostic work-up is not evidence-based. METHODS We selected the study sample from 516… (More)