Breast Density and the Role of Preoperative Mammography, Ultrasound, Elastography and MRI
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To determine the sensitivity, specificity, and accuracy of preoperative ultrasound, elastography, mammography and breast MRI in women with dense breast tissue diagnosed with breast cancer; to test whether elastography or MRI can improve upon routine mammogram and conventional ultrasound in women with dense breast tissue.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years to 80 Years (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Patients must have a suspicious breast lesion
Inclusion Criteria:- Patients must have a suspicious breast lesion detected by a physical exam, mammography or U/S . that has not been surgically resected and is being considered to undergo biopsy if clinically indicated.
Patients must be >= 18 and < 80 years of age, and female.
Patients must have the ability to understand and the willingness to sign a written informed consent document.
Exclusion Criteria:- Patients who have already had primary surgical excision of the suspicious finding