What is CESM and When is it Used?
CESM is a 2D mammogram (see our 3D UltimateMamm®) performed if you have had an inconclusive mammogram or an abnormal ultrasound. It is a diagnostic procedure.
Our radiologist will determine if the exam is recommended. CESM is especially useful if you are at high risk for breast cancer and/or have dense breast tissue.
How It Works
CESM uses an injection of iodinated contrast (similar to a CT exam) to highlight areas with suspicious lesions and areas of unusual blood flow using subtracted imaging.
It combines four mammography views – two low-energy and two re-combined in the same position to provide clearer visualization. The resulting image shows only where contrast has pooled, indicating areas that are potentially cancerous.
- The exam takes less than seven minutes.
- It reduces the chances of false-positive exam results.
- The General Electric “Senographe Pristina” machineprovides greater comfort and has a reduced noise level.
- Delivers personalized and optimized radiation dose based on breast density. (See our Wisely Image pledge).