A Study of the Diagnostic Performance of the Nonlinear Elasticity Parameter Mapping Method with Suspicious Breast Masses


About this study

The purpose of this study is to determine the diagnostic performance of the nonlinear elasticity parameter mapping method by associating its results with pathology in a population of patients with suspicious breast masses.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria

  • Female patient volunteers
  • Ages 21 years and older
  • No history of mastectomy or implants
  • Identified to have findings on their clinical breast ultrasound
    • It is anticipated that the majority of these participants will undergo a standard of care biopsy 
    • Both the ultrasound and our proposed imaging method data collection from each participant will take place before the biopsy
  • Also healthy female voluteers with no findings on their clinical breast ultrasound

Exclusion Criteria

  • Previous mastectomy or implants
  • Any condition that does not allow proper use of our imaging devices

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Azra Alizad, M.D.

Closed-enrolling by invitation

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Not open to everyone who meets the eligibility criteria, but only those invited to participate by the study team.

Contact information:

Patricia O'Neil

(507) 284-1375


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