Identification and Differentiation of Breast Masses by Vibro-Acoustography


Rochester, Minn.

Trial status:
Open for Enrollment
Why is this study being done?

OBJECTIVES: - To study in vivo detection of breast masses by vibro-acoustography (VA) imaging. - To evaluate the performance of VA imaging in differentiating between benign and malignant breast masses identified as BI-RADS 4 or 5. OUTLINE: Patients undergo clinical mammography of the breast, followed by vibro-acoustography (VA) imaging using ultrasonography over 90 minutes. Patients may also undergo further imaging using clinical ultrasonography.

Who is eligible to participate?

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: - Known breast mass identified as BI-RADS 4 or 5 - Patients with proven breast cancer who are undergoing chemotherapy before surgery are eligible - Hormone receptor status not specified PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: - Female - Menopausal status not specified - Not pregnant - No condition that does not allow proper use of study imaging devices PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: - See Disease Characteristics

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