Staging

Radiologic information may alter stage, prognosis, or treatment including tumor size; number of tumor lesions; total span of disease; regional nodal status; locoregional invasion and distant metastases to bone, lung, brain, and liver, among other anatomic structures.6
6. Radiologists’ Role in Breast Cancer Staging: Providing Key Informa­tion for CliniciansSandy C. Lee, MDPayal A. Jain, MDSamir C. Jethwa, DODebu Tripathy, MDMary W. Yamashita, MD. . RadioGraphics 2014; 34:330–342.