By Kate Madden Yee, staff writer
November 5, 2013

Tuesday, December 3 | 12:15 p.m.-12:45 p.m. | LL-BRS-TU4A | Lakeside Learning Center
In this poster presentation, researchers will describe how low-energy contrast-enhanced digital mammography (CEDM) produced comparable images to standard mammography and therefore could replace the standard technique.

Dr. Elizabeth Morris, from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and colleagues compared 170 low-energy CEDM images to standard digital mammograms performed within six months. The images were assessed according to the following parameters:

  • Posterior nipple line to pectoral muscle distance
  • Compression force on the mediolateral oblique projection
  • Compression thickness on the mediolateral oblique projection
  • The number or extent of dominant calcifications
  • The size of masses, asymmetries, or distortions

Because the researchers found no difference -- qualitative or statistical -- between the two modalities in any of the image parameters, they concluded that low-energy CEDM images could be used for routine breast imaging.

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