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Breast Cancer Detection: Comparison of Breast Tomosynthesis and Conventional Mammography

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified August 2012 by Massachusetts General Hospital.
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
Hologic, Inc.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Elizabeth A. Rafferty, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital Identifier:
First received: April 30, 2010
Last updated: August 16, 2012
Last verified: August 2012

The primary hypothesis to be tested is:

Detection of breast cancer will be increased with tomosynthesis (3D) imaging.

Condition Intervention
Breast Cancer
Device: Tomosynthesis
Device: standard mammography

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Official Title: Breast Cancer Detection: Comparison of Breast Tomosynthesis and Conventional Mammography

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Further study details as provided by Massachusetts General Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • image quality [ Time Frame: concurrent assessment of image quality with up to two year follow up for development of breast cancer ]
    image quality with standard mammography vs tomosynthesis

Estimated Enrollment: 600
Study Start Date: November 2007
Estimated Study Completion Date: October 2012
Estimated Primary Completion Date: October 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: 1
standard mammography
Device: standard mammography
Experimental: Arm 2
Device: Tomosynthesis
The mean glandular radiation dose for each image will be approximately 145 millirads (mrad) for a standard size breast (4.2 cm compressed breast thickness).
Device: standard mammography


Ages Eligible for Study:   35 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Female
  • Any ethnic origin
  • No contraindication for routine bilateral mammography

Exclusion Criteria:

Potential subjects with any of the following will not be enrolled in the study:

  • Any contraindications to mammographic screening, including, but not limited to:
  • Significant existing breast trauma
  • Under the age of 30 at the time of consent
  • Breast Implants
  • Prior Surgeries

    • Unable to understand and execute written informed consent
    • Pregnant
    • Lactating
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01669148

United States, Massachusetts
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02114
Sponsors and Collaborators
Massachusetts General Hospital
Hologic, Inc.
Principal Investigator: Elizabeth A Rafferty, MD Massachusetts General Hospital
  More Information

Responsible Party: Elizabeth A. Rafferty, MD, Director of Breast Imaging, Massachusetts General Hospital Identifier: NCT01669148     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2007p-001197
Study First Received: April 30, 2010
Last Updated: August 16, 2012

Keywords provided by Massachusetts General Hospital:
breast cancer

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Breast Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Breast Diseases
Skin Diseases processed this record on April 28, 2017