Comparing the Investigational Imaging System with Sonography


About this study

The short-term goal of the proposed research is to develop a new method for viscoelasticity imaging of breast that can work with any type of wave, and not restricted to plane shear waves.

The long–term goal of this project is to develop an ultrasound-based breast imaging technique to improve the diagnostic specificity in breast cancer.


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. Please contact the study team to discuss whether or not you are eligible to participate in a study.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Female patient volunteers aged 18 years and up, without a history of mastectomy or implants, which may or may not be suspicious for breast cancer and are referred to Radiology for imaging, will be candidates for enrollment. It is anticipated that the majority of these participants will undergo a biopsy (standard of care).
  • In some instances, participants may have had a previous biopsy. If the biopsy has been done at least 2 weeks prior, we may be able to include them in the study.

Exclusion Criteria: 

  • Having any condition that does not allow proper use of our imaging devices, including mastectomy or implants.


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.

Open for enrollment

Contact information:

Cynthia Andrist


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