Poll: Guidelines for Imaging Advanced Cancer Patients?

August 2, 2012

Late-stage cancer patients undergo more imaging procedures, potentially due to a lack of guidelines in this area, researchers say. Is more guidance needed?

Medicare patients with stage IV breast, colorectal, lung, or prostate cancer undergo more high-cost imaging procedures than those with early stage disease, according to a recent study. Researchers said this could be due in part to a lack of practice guidelines for imaging patients with advanced cancers.

Do you agree?