Contrast enhanced digital mammography: Our experience

Cancer Science & Therapy

ISSN: 1948-5956

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Contrast enhanced digital mammography: Our experience

2nd World Congress on Breast Cancer

September 19-21, 2016 Phoenix, USA

Bhavika K Patel

Mayo Clinic, USA

Posters & Accepted Abstracts: J Cancer Sci Ther

Abstract :

Contrast Enhanced Digital Mammography is the newest of the contrast enhanced imaging technologies in breast imaging. CEDM holds great promise to improve breast cancer screening by addressing the potential drawbacks of MRI. CEDM generates a high-resolution, low-energy, full-field digital mammography image and, similar to MRI, a contrast-enhanced image that provides lesion vascularity information. The resulting contrast enhanced subtraction images maximize the conspicuity of iodinated contrast agent in the breast while minimizing the structured noise of non-enhancing fibroglandular tissue, thus revealing lesions with higher neovascularity and extracellular leakage of contrast agent more apparently. The high spatial resolution of the digital detector reveals lesion details with approximately ten times the spatial resolution of breast MRI. We present our clinical experience of over 400 CEDM cases over the past year of diagnostic use. In this presentation we will demonstrate classic examples of benign and malignant breast cases on CEDM. We will also present general overview of study results and a brief discussion on how to implement CEDM into the workplace.

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