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The Study of Infrared Imaging on Breast Cancer

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified February 2005 by National Taiwan University Hospital.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
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National Taiwan University Hospital Identifier:
First received: September 12, 2005
Last updated: NA
Last verified: February 2005
History: No changes posted
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.

Breast Neoplasms

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Defined Population
Primary Purpose: Screening
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Time Perspective: Prospective

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Further study details as provided by National Taiwan University Hospital:

Estimated Enrollment: 600
Study Start Date: March 2005
Estimated Study Completion Date: July 2006
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.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

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 identifier: NCT00166998

Contact: Jane Wang, MD 886-2-23123456 ext 5565

National Taiwan University Hospital Recruiting
Taipei, Taiwan, 100
Contact: Jane Wang, MD    886-2-23123456 ext 5565   
Principal Investigator: Jane Wang, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Yuh-Show Tsai, PhD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Taiwan University Hospital
Principal Investigator: Jane Wang, MD National Taiwan University Hospital
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number): Identifier: NCT00166998     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 9361701271
Study First Received: September 12, 2005
Last Updated: September 12, 2005

Keywords provided by National Taiwan University Hospital:
Breast neoplasms

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Breast Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Breast Diseases
Skin Diseases processed this record on September 21, 2017