The Study of Infrared Imaging on Breast Cancer
Recruitment status was Recruiting
Breast cancer can cause focal temperature increase on the breast skin due to vasodilatation mediated by NO secretion from cancer cells. Our study is to evaluate this situation and to assess the diagnostic efficacy of infrared imaging (thermography)on breast cancer.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Defined Population
Primary Purpose: Screening
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
|Study Start Date:||March 2005|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||July 2006|
Malignant breast neoplasms can secrete NO to induce focal vasodilatation and increased blood flow and angiogenesis to the tumor, thus increase the focal temperature, which can be evaluated by breast thermography (infrared imaging). We will evaluate the efficacy of infrared imaging for detection and diagnosis of breast cancer, and if infrared imaging can effectively differentiate malignant from benign breast dieases and the sensitivity, specificity, false-negative rate will also be estimated.
|Contact: Jane Wang, MD||886-2-23123456 ext email@example.com|
|National Taiwan University Hospital||Recruiting|
|Taipei, Taiwan, 100|
|Contact: Jane Wang, MD 886-2-23123456 ext 5565 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Principal Investigator: Jane Wang, MD|
|Sub-Investigator: Yuh-Show Tsai, PhD|
|Principal Investigator:||Jane Wang, MD||National Taiwan University Hospital|