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C-0080 - Is CESM (Contrast Enhanced Spectral Mammography) better than MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) for breast cancer patients pre-operatively?

S. Patel1, S. Pascaline2, K. Horvath2, M. Hajaj2; 1 Gants Hill/UK 2 Kettering/UK Type: Scientific Exhibit
Area of Interests: Lymph nodes, Breast
Imaging Techniques: CT, MR
Procedures: Surgery, Biopsy
Special Focus: Cancer
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Aims and objectives: When a diagnosis of breast cancer is established, further tumour evaluation/staging might be needed by MRI due to high sensitivity. Breast MRI is a modality which is associated with a slightly increased number of false positive results, increased cost, a relatively long procedure time and mainly lon[...]

Methods and materials: Prospective study of 47 patients from Kettering Breast Unit (December 2014 to November 2015). All patients underwent CESM as a first radiological tool following clinical examination. 25 patients (53.2%) also had Breast MRI as part of their treatment plan. Inclusion criteria to undergo CESM: clinical[...]

Results: Comparison between CESM of the 47 patients and postoperative histopathological findings. The combined average size on CESM was 26.2mm, while on histopathology was 25.1mm. From the 47 cases, there was one false positive result on CESM (8mm) and one false negative result (8mm). 25 patients also had MR[...]

Conclusion: CESM has been found to be faster, cheaper and a more comfortable experience for the patient compared to MRI. The agreement in results of tumour size obtained by CESM, MRI and histology indicate CESM could serve as a potential replacement for breast MRI, showing radiation exposure may compensate for [...]

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References:  Lobbes MIB; Lalji UC; Nelemans PJ; HoubenI; Smidt ML; Heuts E; Vries B; Wildberger JE; Beets-Tan RG. The Quality of Tumor Size Assessment by Contrast-Enhanced Spectral Mammography and the Benefit of Additional Breast MRI. Journal of Cancer 2015; 6(2): 144-150. doi: 10.7150/jca.10705  Fallenberg [...]

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