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

This study has been completed.
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
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First received: February 28, 2008
Last updated: June 19, 2012
Last verified: June 2012

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.

Breast Cancer

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: In Vivo Breast Imaging by Vibro-acoustography

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

Enrollment: 34
Study Start Date: June 2001
Study Completion Date: February 2012
Primary Completion Date: February 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

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.


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: 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
  More Information

Responsible Party: Mostafa Fatemi, PhD, Mayo Clinic Identifier: NCT00626119     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 729-01-0
P30CA015083 ( US NIH Grant/Contract Award Number )
CDR0000583249 ( Registry Identifier: NCI )
Study First Received: February 28, 2008
Last Updated: June 19, 2012

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