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Positive molecular breast imaging: challenges and problem solving with contrast-enhanced spectral mammography


Molecular breast imaging (MBI) is a relatively new technique with high sensitivity for breast cancer detection. However, because it only provides limited anatomical information, cross-correlation of MBI findings with conventional breast imaging modalities such as full field digital mammography can be challenging. We report a case of a positive MBI study in a supplemental screening setting, where cross-correlation of MBI, ultrasound, mammogram and biopsy findings was difficult. Contrast-enhanced spectral mammography (CESM) demonstrated a hypervascular lesion at the biopsy clip, helping to prove imaging/histopathological concordance. This case highlights the challenges of incorporating MBI into conventional imaging workup, as well as the use of CESM in problem solving.

  • breast surgery
  • radiology

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