Staging investigations in patients with breast cancer: the role of bone scans and liver imaging.

@article{Samant1999StagingII,
  title={Staging investigations in patients with breast cancer: the role of bone scans and liver imaging.},
  author={R Samant and Pradip Ganguly},
  journal={Archives of surgery},
  year={1999},
  volume={134 5},
  pages={551-3; discussion 554}
}
HYPOTHESIS Metastatic workup for patients newly diagnosed as having breast cancer is variable, especially for early disease (T1-2 N0-1). Routine bone scans and liver imaging are often performed without any evidence to support their usefulness. DESIGN A retrospective review of patients with breast cancer referred to our center during a 2-year period was performed to determine the value of staging investigations in detecting metastases. RESULTS Of the total 250 patients referred to our center… CONTINUE READING