Contrast-Enhanced Digital Mammography: Technique, Clinical Applications, and Pitfalls

Dogan S. Polat, W. Phil Evans, Basak E. Dogan

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OBJECTIVE. Contrast-enhanced digital mammography (CEDM) combines the high spatial resolution of mammography with the improved enhancement provided by contrast medium. In this article, CEDM technique—the current and potential clinical applications and current challenges—will be reviewed. CONCLUSION. CEDM is a promising technique in the supplemental evaluation of patients with mammographically inconclusive findings and potentially in the screening of women with mammographically dense breasts. CEDM is emerging as a cost-effective alternative to dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI to stage newly diagnosed breast cancer and evaluate response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Issue number5
StatePublished - Nov 2020


  • Breast cancer
  • Breast screening
  • Contrast-enhanced digital mammography
  • Contrast-enhanced dual-energy mammography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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