Purpose: Our study evaluates patient preferences toward screening CESM versus MRI.
Materials and methods: As part of a prospective study, high-risk patients had breast MRI and CESM. Patients completed an anonymous survey to evaluate preferences regarding the two modalities.
Results: 88% of participants completed the survey. 79% preferred CESM over MRI if the exams had equal sensitivity. 89% would be comfortable receiving contrast as part of an annual screening test.
Conclusion: High-risk populations may accept CESM as a screening exam and may prefer it over screening MRI if ongoing trials demonstrate screening CESM to be clinically non-inferior MRI.
Keywords: Breast cancer; Contrast-enhanced breast magnetic resonance imaging; Contrast-enhanced spectral mammography; High-risk screening.
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