Baseline Staging Imaging for Distant Metastasis in Women with Stage I, II, and III Breast Cancerenglish
To provide recommendations for the use of imaging tests to detect distant metastases in women with newly diagnosed breast cancer.
Women with newly diagnosed primary breast cancer (originated in the breast) who have no symptoms of distant metastasis.
Intended Guideline Users
This guideline is intended for health care professionals, policy makers, program planners, and institutions involved in the management of women with clinical and pathologically confirmed primary breast cancer.
Should women with newly diagnosed primary breast cancer receive imaging staging tests to rule out distant metastases? If so, when should they be performed and what are the optimal staging imaging modalities?