Tomosynthesis vs. Contrast-Enhanced Mammography in Women With Personal History of Breast Cancer in Western Pennsylvania

2019-09-17 02:47:45 | BioPortfolio


This is a prospective clinical trial that will examine if contrast-enhanced mammography substantially improves breast cancer detection compared to mammography with tomosynthesis, with minimal increase in false-positives, in women with a personal history of breast cancer.


The investigators expect to show in a prospective clinical trial that, in women with a personal history of breast cancer, contrast-enhanced mammography substantially improves breast cancer detection compared to mammography with tomosynthesis, with minimal increase in false positives. The investigators expect a substantial increase in node-negative invasive cancers in particular. Because DBT will be interpreted first by one reader, and CEM will be interpreted first, and independently, by a second reader, there will also be an assessment of performance of tomosynthesis alone or CEM alone in this population.

Study Design


Breast Cancer Female


Contrast-enhanced mammogram


Magee Womancare Passavant Cranberry
Cranberry Township
United States


Not yet recruiting


University of Pittsburgh

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2019-09-17T02:47:45-0400

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