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The Study of Infrared Imaging on Breast Cancer

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00166998
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified February 2005 by National Taiwan University Hospital.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : September 14, 2005
Last Update Posted : September 14, 2005
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National Taiwan University Hospital

Brief Summary:
Breast cancer can cause focal temperature increase on the breast skin due to vasodilatation mediated by NO secretion from cancer cells. Our study is to evaluate this situation and to assess the diagnostic efficacy of infrared imaging (thermography)on breast cancer.

Condition or disease
Breast Neoplasms

Detailed Description:
Malignant breast neoplasms can secrete NO to induce focal vasodilatation and increased blood flow and angiogenesis to the tumor, thus increase the focal temperature, which can be evaluated by breast thermography (infrared imaging). We will evaluate the efficacy of infrared imaging for detection and diagnosis of breast cancer, and if infrared imaging can effectively differentiate malignant from benign breast dieases and the sensitivity, specificity, false-negative rate will also be estimated.

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Study Type : Observational
Enrollment : 600 participants
Observational Model: Defined Population
Time Perspective: Other
Study Start Date : March 2005
Study Completion Date : July 2006

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MedlinePlus related topics: Breast Cancer

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • normal group: women who has normal mammograms or ultrasound in 6 months abnormal group: women who has suspicious findings on mammograms or ultrasound in recent 6 months

Exclusion Criteria:

  • women who don't fit the above inclusion criteria

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00166998

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Contact: Jane Wang, MD 886-2-23123456 ext 5565

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National Taiwan University Hospital Recruiting
Taipei, Taiwan, 100
Contact: Jane Wang, MD    886-2-23123456 ext 5565   
Principal Investigator: Jane Wang, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Yuh-Show Tsai, PhD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Taiwan University Hospital
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Principal Investigator: Jane Wang, MD National Taiwan University Hospital
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Layout table for additonal information Identifier: NCT00166998    
Other Study ID Numbers: 9361701271
First Posted: September 14, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 14, 2005
Last Verified: February 2005
Keywords provided by National Taiwan University Hospital:
Breast neoplasms
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Breast Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Breast Diseases
Skin Diseases