Purpose: To estimate sensitivity and specificity of CESM for breast cancer diagnosis. Methods: Systematic review and meta-analysis of the accuracy of CESM in finding breast cancer in highly selected women. We estimated summary receiver operating characteristic curves, sensitivity and specificity according to quality criteria with QUADAS-2. Results: Six hundred four studies were retrieved, 8 of these reporting on 920 patients with 994 lesions, were eligible for inclusion. Estimated sensitivity from all studies was: 0.98 (95% CI: 0.96-1.00). Specificity was estimated from six studies reporting raw data: 0.58 (95% CI: 0.38-0.57). The majority of studies were scored as at high risk of bias due to the very selected populations. Conclusion: CESM has a high sensitivity but very low specificity. The source studies were based on highly selected case series and prone to selection bias. High-quality studies are required to assess the accuracy of CESM in unselected cases.

Diagnostic performance of contrast-enhanced spectral mammography: Systematic review and meta-analysis

BIGNOTTI, BIANCA;SIGNORI, ALESSIO;SORMANI, MARIA PIA;CALABRESE, MASSIMO;
2016-01-01

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Purpose: To estimate sensitivity and specificity of CESM for breast cancer diagnosis. Methods: Systematic review and meta-analysis of the accuracy of CESM in finding breast cancer in highly selected women. We estimated summary receiver operating characteristic curves, sensitivity and specificity according to quality criteria with QUADAS-2. Results: Six hundred four studies were retrieved, 8 of these reporting on 920 patients with 994 lesions, were eligible for inclusion. Estimated sensitivity from all studies was: 0.98 (95% CI: 0.96-1.00). Specificity was estimated from six studies reporting raw data: 0.58 (95% CI: 0.38-0.57). The majority of studies were scored as at high risk of bias due to the very selected populations. Conclusion: CESM has a high sensitivity but very low specificity. The source studies were based on highly selected case series and prone to selection bias. High-quality studies are required to assess the accuracy of CESM in unselected cases.
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