Assessment of Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (DBT) in the Screening Environment

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified September 2013 by University of Pittsburgh.
Recruitment status was  Recruiting
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Jules Sumkin, University of Pittsburgh Identifier:
First received: April 16, 2010
Last updated: September 24, 2013
Last verified: September 2013
The objective of this study is to demonstrate that digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) in combination with full field digital mammography (FFDM) has the potential to reduce significantly baseline screening recall rates without a loss in the detection of cancers. The primary hypothesis of the study is that DBT in combination with FFDM will reduce baseline screening mammography recall rates in negative examinations by at least 20%.

Condition Intervention
Breast Abnormalities
Device: tomosynthesis and screening mammography

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Official Title: Assessment of Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (DBT) in the Screening Environment: a Prospective Study

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • recall rates [ Time Frame: upon recruitment/enrollment phase completion ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Recall rates and specificity of digital breast tomosynthesis and full field digital mammography in younger women undergoing their initial screening mammogram will be assessed and compared.

Estimated Enrollment: 1080
Study Start Date: May 2010
Estimated Primary Completion Date: May 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Device: tomosynthesis and screening mammography
    All eligible subjects will undergo both full field digital mammography and digital breast tomosynthesis.
    Other Name: digital breast tomosynthesis
Detailed Description:
The FFDM images and the FFDM images with the DBT images will be interpreted independently by two experienced radiologists under standard clinical screening procedures. Recommended recall rates will be assessed and compared as a result of each of the two interpretations.

Ages Eligible for Study:   35 Years to 55 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Women between the ages of 34 and 56.
  • Women presenting for their baseline screening mammography examination

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Women with a palpable finding(s) via a Breast Self Examination (BSE) or Clinical Breast Examination (CBE).
  • Women who may be or are pregnant by self report
  • Women older than 55 years of age or younger than 35.
  • Women with known fatty breast tissue
  • Males and children
  • Women who are unable to understand or execute written informed consent
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01106911

Contact: Linda Lovy, RT(R)(M)(CT), RDMS(BR) (412)641-6966

United States, Pennsylvania
Magee-Womens Hospital Recruiting
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, 15213
Contact: Linda Lovy    412-641-6966   
Principal Investigator: Jules H Sumkin, DO         
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Pittsburgh
Principal Investigator: Jules H Sumkin, DO University of Pittsburgh
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Responsible Party: Jules Sumkin, Chief of Women's Imaging, University of Pittsburgh Identifier: NCT01106911     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: PRO09060334 
Study First Received: April 16, 2010
Last Updated: September 24, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by University of Pittsburgh:
digital breast tomosynthesis
baseline screening mammography
recall rates processed this record on February 10, 2016