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Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Correlation to Standard of Care Imaging and Pathology Correlation in Breast Carcinoma

This study has been terminated.
Cross Cancer Institute
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
AHS Cancer Control Alberta Identifier:
First received: February 13, 2006
Last updated: February 23, 2016
Last verified: December 2011
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a well known imaging tool for the investigation and diagnosis of breast cancer, used in addition to breast mammograms and ultrasound. Recent publications suggest that MRI may be the best test to use in women who have very dense breasts, have a family history of breast cancer and have had breast cancer and were treated with breast saving measures. MRI has been shown to be a better tool to show multiple breast cancer spots than mammography or ultrasound. The radiologists and the radiology students will have the opportunity to review the MRI scans along with the breast ultrasound and mammography films and the pathology reports from the breast cancer surgery completed at the CCI. This may enable them to learn how the various subtypes of breast cancer look on MRI. The goal is: 1) to gain good breast MRI expertise, giving the Radiology residents a complete diagnostic program. 2) to develop good MRI breast experience, enabling the Cross Cancer Institute to be the centre of excellence for Breast MRI for northern Alberta.

Condition Intervention Phase
-Breast Neoplasms Procedure: MRI Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Official Title: Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Correlation to Standard of Care Imaging and Pathology Correlation in Breast Carcinoma

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Further study details as provided by AHS Cancer Control Alberta:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • -assess how MRI of the breast correlates to standard of care which includes ultrasound, mammography, biopsy and surgery [ Time Frame: 2 years ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • -assess how the MRO correlates to the breast cancer pathology collected at the CCI [ Time Frame: 2 years ]

Enrollment: 72
Study Start Date: March 2006
Study Completion Date: January 2010
Primary Completion Date: January 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Procedure: MRI
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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • females 18 years or older
  • females referred to Dr. Kelly Dabbs for breast cancer surgery with pathology positive for breast carcinoma, any subtype

Exclusion Criteria:

  • pacemakers
  • aneurysm clips
  • cochlear implants
  • epicardial pacemaker wires
  • neural stimulators, etc.
  • significant claustrophobia
  • significant obesity that would not enable the patient to fit in the scanner
  • pregnancy or breast feeding
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00291304

Canada, Alberta
Cross Cancer Institute
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, T6G 1Z2
Sponsors and Collaborators
AHS Cancer Control Alberta
Cross Cancer Institute
Principal Investigator: Barbara Campbell, MD AHS Cancer Control Alberta
  More Information

Responsible Party: AHS Cancer Control Alberta Identifier: NCT00291304     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: BR-1-0082
Study First Received: February 13, 2006
Last Updated: February 23, 2016

Keywords provided by AHS Cancer Control Alberta:
Magnetic Resonance Imaging

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