The current role of radiologists in a multidisciplinary team treating breast cancer

Authors: Ramón Cortázar-García, Francisco Sendra-Portero, Mercedes Acebal-Blanco, Jesus Aparicio-Camberos, Carmen Lozano-Calero, Fátima Fernández-Gutiérrez del Alamo, Gerardo Blanco-Eguren, Anna Bellinvia

In the last decade, advances in the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer have achieved a significant increase in the general and disease-free survival of affected women but have also increased the complexity of therapeutic decisions. The decision-making process requires agreement between the physicians involved in the management of these patients. Radiologists must understand what other physicians expect and inform them about the usefulness of imaging modalities. This review attempts to provide an update on these subjects.