Potential cost savings of contrast-enhanced digital mammography

Bhavika Patel, Richard J. Gray, Barbara A Pockaj

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OBJECTIVE. The purpose of this article is to discuss whether the sensitivity and specificity of contrast-enhanced digital mammography (CEDM) render it a viable diagnostic alternative to breast MRI. CONCLUSION. That CEDM couples low-energy images (comparable to the diagnostic quality of standard mammography) and subtracted contrast-enhanced mammograms make it a cost-effective modality and a realistic substitute for the more costly breast MRI.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)W231-W237
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1 2017


  • Breast MRI
  • CEDM
  • CESM
  • Contrast-enhanced digital mammography
  • Contrast-enhanced spectral mammography
  • Costs
  • Sensitivity
  • Specificity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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