Contrast-enhanced spectral mammography in clinical practice: results in a screening population

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This dissertation studies a new method to detect breast cancer called Contrast Enhanced Spectral Mammography (CESM). Abnormal breast tissue can be detected with CESM by administering intravenous iodinated contrast. This dissertation explains the way in which CESM works. Furthermore, the use of CESM in clinical practice is studied in women who have been referred after taking part in the national breast cancer screening programme. The study topics include safety, practicability and reproducibility. CESM is shown to be not only more accurate than a regular mammogram, but also a potential replacement for MRI under certain conditions.
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Maastricht University
  • Wildberger, Joachim, Supervisor
  • Beets - Tan, Regina, Supervisor
  • Lobbes, Marc, Co-Supervisor
Award date12 May 2016
Publication statusPublished - 2016


  • breast cancer
  • diagnosis
  • Contrast Enhanced Spectral Mammography (CESM)

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