Research study to evaluate women’s experience of receiving a contrast-enhanced spectral mammogram (CESM)

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Principal Investigator
Matthew Miller
Kathy Repich
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Official Trial Title
Willingness of Women to Undergo, and Experience during, a Contrast-enhanced Spectral Mammography (CESM) for breast cancer screening and their experience before and after CESM
Study Description

The department of Radiology and Medical Imaging-Breast Imaging Division seeks women with dense breast tissue and those currently due for their annual screening mammogram for a research study. The purpose of the study is to evaluate the patient experience of receiving a contrast-enhanced spectral mammogram (CESM) for breast cancer screening.

You may be eligible for this study if your previous mammogram results confirmed dense breast tissue, if you have no history of breast cancer, and you are currently due for your annual screening mammogram.

This study involves receiving a CESM (which includes a normal 2D mammogram) as your annual screening mammogram. A CESM is like a normal mammogram but with contrast placed into a vein using an IV, similar to CT scan. You will be asked to complete a short survey before and after the CESM.

The study-related CESM is provided free of charge. Participant’s insurance company will be billed for the mammogram.


No Compensation