A mammogram is the first line of defense against breast cancer. You may be able to feel a breast lump that is about the size of a quarter, but a mammogram can often find a lump as small as a pencil eraser. A mammogram can also help your doctor evaluate your overall breast health.
Contrast enhanced spectral mammography (CESM) – CESM is a special type of mammogram that is performed after the patient receives IV injection of contrast dye. A CESM shows the same information as a regular mammogram, but also shows areas of increased blood supply. Breast cancer typically has a greater blood supply than normal tissue, so it is highlighted on the images.