Study Evaluates Imaging Techniques In Metastatic Breast Cancer Treatment

Study Evaluates Imaging Techniques In Metastatic Breast Cancer Treatment
shutterstock_63092494A new technical report entitled “Imaging Techniques for Treatment Evaluation for Metastatic Breast Cancer” published with the support of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) reports a comprehensive comparative analysis of the efficacy of multiple current metastatic breast imaging modalities in the United States. Despite the multiple imaging modalities for breast cancer, their accuracy and efficacy in treating metastatic breast cancer are still not fully developed. The authors performed an analysis of published literature between 2003 and 2013 along clinician, patient advocates and health industry manufacturers's reports to assess the efficacy of available imaging techniques in health outcomes, patient satisfaction and cost. The authors identified bone scan (scintigraphy), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT), and fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography (FDG-PET)/CT, as the most-used imaging treatments for metastatic breast cancer in the US. Among these, FDG-PET/CT is the imaging technique of choice to determine tumor response am
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