AHRQ Technical Brief Explores Effectiveness of Imaging Techniques in Treatment of Metastatic Breast Cancer
A new technical brief from AHRQ reviewed imaging techniques for treatment evaluation for metastatic breast cancer. The brief, “Imaging Techniques for Treatment Evaluation for Metastatic Breast Cancer,” is based on several small, nonrandomized studies and did not focus on comprehensive comparative information, such as which type of test is best for which patient. The brief found limited evidence for the accuracy and effectiveness of imaging modalities to evaluate the effectiveness of treatment for metastatic breast cancer. More research is needed and might address the lack of information on patient-centered outcomes, cost and patient involvement in decision-making.