Contrast-enhanced dedicated breast CT detection of invasive breast cancer preceding mammographic diagnosis

Nicolas D. Prionas, Shadi Aminololama-Shakeri, Kai Yang, Steve R. Martinez, Karen K Lindfors, John M Boone

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Abstract

Dedicated breast computed tomography (bCT) generates high-resolution, three-dimensional images of the pendent uncompressed breast. Intravenous iodinated contrast during bCT provides additional physiologic information. In this case, a 10.0-mm invasive ductal carcinoma was visualized using contrast-enhanced breast CT one year before mammographic detection. Mammography four months before bCT was negative. The bCT contrast enhancement pattern closely matched the dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI obtained after diagnosis. Lesion enhancement at contrast-enhanced breast CT matched previously published enhancement values of breast cancer. Contrast-enhanced dedicated bCT provided high-resolution tomographic images and physiologic contrast enhancement data that facilitated the detection of an early breast cancer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number936
JournalRadiology Case Reports
Volume10
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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