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The Study of Infrared Imaging on Breast Cancer

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00166998
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified February 2005 by National Taiwan University Hospital.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : September 14, 2005
Last Update Posted : September 14, 2005
Sponsor:
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National Taiwan University Hospital

Brief Summary:
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.

Condition or disease
Breast Neoplasms

Detailed Description:
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.

Study Type : Observational
Enrollment : 600 participants
Observational Model: Defined Population
Primary Purpose: Screening
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Time Perspective: Prospective
Study Start Date : March 2005
Study Completion Date : July 2006

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MedlinePlus related topics: Breast Cancer
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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • normal group: women who has normal mammograms or ultrasound in 6 months abnormal group: women who has suspicious findings on mammograms or ultrasound in recent 6 months

Exclusion Criteria:

  • women who don't fit the above inclusion criteria

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00166998


Contacts
Contact: Jane Wang, MD 886-2-23123456 ext 5565 hstjen@yahoo.com.tw

Locations
Taiwan
National Taiwan University Hospital Recruiting
Taipei, Taiwan, 100
Contact: Jane Wang, MD    886-2-23123456 ext 5565    hstjen@yahoo.com.tw   
Principal Investigator: Jane Wang, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Yuh-Show Tsai, PhD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Taiwan University Hospital
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Jane Wang, MD National Taiwan University Hospital