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Vibro-Acoustography Imaging in Finding Breast Microcalcifications and Lesions in Women

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 29, 2008
Last Update Posted : June 21, 2012
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
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Brief Summary:

RATIONALE: New diagnostic procedures, such as vibro-acoustography imaging, may be an effective method of finding microcalcifications and lesions in the breast.

PURPOSE: This clinical trial is studying how well vibro-acoustography imaging works in finding breast microcalcifications and lesions in women.

Condition or disease
Breast Cancer

Detailed Description:


  • To further develop a new method of in vivo imaging of the breast using vibro-acoustography (VA) imaging.
  • To demonstrate and evaluate the capability of VA imaging in detecting microcalcifications and lesions inside the human breast.

OUTLINE: Participants undergo vibro-acoustography (VA) imaging of the breast using ultrasonography over 90 minutes. Participants may also undergo further imaging using clinical ultrasonography.

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 34 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: In Vivo Breast Imaging by Vibro-acoustography
Study Start Date : June 2001
Primary Completion Date : February 2012
Study Completion Date : February 2012

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Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Further development of a new method of in vivo imaging of the breast using vibro-acoustography (VA) imaging [ Time Frame: one day ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 85 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
patients with and without breast masses


  • Meets one of the following criteria:

    • Healthy participant
    • Proven microcalcifications and/or lesions in the breast
  • Hormone status not specified


  • Female
  • Menopausal status not specified
  • Not pregnant or nursing
  • No condition that does not allow proper use of study imaging devices


  • Not specified

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00626119

United States, Minnesota
Mayo Clinic Cancer Center
Rochester, Minnesota, United States, 55905
Sponsors and Collaborators
Mayo Clinic
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Principal Investigator: Mostafa Fatemi, PhD Mayo Clinic

Responsible Party: Mostafa Fatemi, PhD, Mayo Clinic Identifier: NCT00626119     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 729-01-0
P30CA015083 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
CDR0000583249 ( Registry Identifier: NCI )
First Posted: February 29, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 21, 2012
Last Verified: June 2012

Keywords provided by Mayo Clinic:
breast cancer