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Study to Evaluate the Diagnostic Value of a Combined Molecular Breast Imaging/ Breast Tomosynthesis Modality

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: NCT01024114
Recruitment Status : Withdrawn
First Posted : December 2, 2009
Last Update Posted : April 18, 2012
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Amy L. Conners, Mayo Clinic

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this pilot study is to investigate the potential clinical benefits of combining two new diagnostic tools to provide co-registered anatomical and functional information in the breast in patients with suspected breast cancer.

Condition or disease
Breast Cancer

Detailed Description:
The purpose of this pilot study is to obtain preliminary data on a new way of imaging the breast that combines the benefits of a 3-D anatomical technique (Digital Tomosynthesis) with those of a functional imaging technique (Molecular Breast Imaging). Combining data from these 2 modalities would provide co-registered functional and anatomical information on the breast, in the same way that PET/CT does today in oncology. This should greatly facilitate the evaluation and biopsy of lesions seen on MBI but occult on conventional mammography.

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 0 participants
Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Pilot Study to Evaluate the Incremental Diagnostic Value of a Combined Molecular Breast Imaging / Breast Tomosynthesis Modality
Study Start Date : July 2009
Estimated Primary Completion Date : December 2012

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Positive MBI scan
Women who are previously enrolled in an MBI study that present with a positive MBI scan.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   25 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
All patients will have had a molecular breast imaging study as part of their participation in one of the current research protocols evaluating this technology. A requirement for inclusion in this study is that patients will have had a digital mammography examination at Mayo Clinic within the past 30 days.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • over the age of 25
  • enrolled in one of the following protocols:

IRB # 08-005522: Evaluation of Molecular Breast Imaging in Patients with a High Likelihood of Ductal Carcinoma in Situ. 07-004241: Molecular Breast Imaging in the Preoperative Evaluation of Women with Biopsy Proven Breast Cancer. 1204-03: Evaluation of a Small Field of View Gamma Camera for Scintimammography in Patients with Atypical Ductal Hyperplasia, Atypical Lobular Hyperplasia, and Lobular Carcinoma In Situ. 07-003397: Comparison of MRI and Molecular Breast Imaging in Breast Diagnostic Evaluation. 17-05: Determination of the Sensitivity of a Dual-Headed Small Field of View Gamma Camera for the Detection of Small Breast Lesions.

  • Digital mammogram at the Mayo Clinic within the past 30 days

Exclusion Criteria:

  • They are unable to understand and sign the consent form
  • They are pregnant or lactating
  • They are physically unable to sit upright and still for 40 minutes.
  • Recently enrolled on one of the ongoing tomosynthesis vs. mammography studies (rationale - avoid performing duplicate tomosynthesis studies in the same patient)

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To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.

Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01024114

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United States, Minnesota
Mayo Clinic - Rochester
Rochester, Minnesota, United States, 55905
Sponsors and Collaborators
Mayo Clinic
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Principal Investigator: Michael K. O'Connor, Ph.D Mayo Clinic
Additional Information:
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Responsible Party: Amy L. Conners, MD, Mayo Clinic Identifier: NCT01024114    
Other Study ID Numbers: 09-002678
First Posted: December 2, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 18, 2012
Last Verified: April 2012
Keywords provided by Amy L. Conners, Mayo Clinic:
Molecular Breast Imaging
Breast Cancer
Positive Molecular Breast Imaging scan.
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Breast Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Breast Diseases
Skin Diseases