Surveillance Imaging

Mammograms:  

  • Generally recommended to be done annually for at least ten years after diagnosis. Please refer to discharge instructions for the specific patient
  • If patient has had reconstruction, mammograms are NOT recommended
  • If an abnormality is detected on a clinical exam, it should be investigated further even in the context of a normal mammogram

Bloodwork, X-ray, bone scans, Ultrasounds and CT scans are only recommended for new, unexplained symptoms
and are NOT part of recommended surveillance.

Bone mineral density scans:

  • Recommended for patients receiving treatment with aromatase inhibitors (anastrazole, exemestane, letrozole)
  • Baseline scan is suggested at initiation of therapy and then 2–3 years later if first scan is norma