Editorial comment: cone-beam and phase contrast CT: new horizons in breast imaging?

Editorial comment: cone-beam and phase contrast CT: new horizons in breast imaging? This Editorial Comment refers to the articles BContrast-enhanced cone-beam breast-CT (CBBCT): clinical performance com- pared to mammography and MRI^ by Wienbeck S et al, Eur Radiol. 2018 Mar 28. doi: 10.1007/s00330-018-5376-4 and BDiagnosis of breast cancer based on microcalcifications using grating-based phase contrast CT^ by Li X et al, Eur Radiol. 2018 Jan 26. doi: 10.1007/s00330-017-5158-4 With an incidence of 12.3%, breast cancer constitutes the most CBBCT), conventional mammography and breast-MRI. The frequent cancer in the normal female population [1]. In authors found a significantly higher diagnostic accuracy of Europe, 216,000 cases of breast cancer are newly diagnosed CE-CBBCT compared to NC-CBBCT and conventional each year, with breast cancer being the second most common mammography almost reaching the accuracy of breast-MRI. cause of death by cancer [2]. The most important breast im- Sensitivity of CE-CBBCT was 37–39% higher compared to aging technique is mammography, which has been shown to conventional mammography. A limitation of the presented reduce relative mortality in the order of 30–35%. However, study is the lack of a comparison with digital breast conventional mammography is hampered by several short- tomosynthesis, which is a pseudo-3D technique reducing the comings: (i) the relatively low sensitivity in patients with http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Radiology Springer Journals

Editorial comment: cone-beam and phase contrast CT: new horizons in breast imaging?

European Radiology , Volume OnlineFirst – May 30, 2018
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Publisher
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright
Copyright © 2018 by European Society of Radiology
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Imaging / Radiology; Diagnostic Radiology; Interventional Radiology; Neuroradiology; Ultrasound; Internal Medicine
ISSN
0938-7994
eISSN
1432-1084
D.O.I.
10.1007/s00330-018-5456-5
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Abstract

This Editorial Comment refers to the articles BContrast-enhanced cone-beam breast-CT (CBBCT): clinical performance com- pared to mammography and MRI^ by Wienbeck S et al, Eur Radiol. 2018 Mar 28. doi: 10.1007/s00330-018-5376-4 and BDiagnosis of breast cancer based on microcalcifications using grating-based phase contrast CT^ by Li X et al, Eur Radiol. 2018 Jan 26. doi: 10.1007/s00330-017-5158-4 With an incidence of 12.3%, breast cancer constitutes the most CBBCT), conventional mammography and breast-MRI. The frequent cancer in the normal female population [1]. In authors found a significantly higher diagnostic accuracy of Europe, 216,000 cases of breast cancer are newly diagnosed CE-CBBCT compared to NC-CBBCT and conventional each year, with breast cancer being the second most common mammography almost reaching the accuracy of breast-MRI. cause of death by cancer [2]. The most important breast im- Sensitivity of CE-CBBCT was 37–39% higher compared to aging technique is mammography, which has been shown to conventional mammography. A limitation of the presented reduce relative mortality in the order of 30–35%. However, study is the lack of a comparison with digital breast conventional mammography is hampered by several short- tomosynthesis, which is a pseudo-3D technique reducing the comings: (i) the relatively low sensitivity in patients with

Journal

European RadiologySpringer Journals

Published: May 30, 2018

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