The efficacy of contrast-enhanced spectral mammography

One hundred and ninety-nine consecutive cases from the Dutch breast cancer screening programme, eligible for CESM, were viewed by ten radiologists with different levels of experience.  The soundness of preliminary results of CESM was examined.

Key Points

• CESM is consistently superior to conventional mammography
• CESM increases diagnostic accuracy regardless of a reader’s experience
• CESM is an excellent problem-solving tool in recalls from screening programs

Article: Contrast-enhanced spectral mammography in recalls from the Dutch breast cancer screening program: validation of results in a large multireader, multicase study

Authors: U. C. Lalji, I. P. L. Houben, R. Prevos et al.