This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition breast cancer
Treatments biopsy, magnetic resonance imaging, radiomammography
Sponsor University of Pennsylvania
Collaborator National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Start date May 1998
Trial size 1500 participants
Trial identifier NCT00003302, CDR0000066242, UPCC-ACR-6883


RATIONALE: New imaging procedures, such as MRI, may improve the ability to detect breast tumors.

PURPOSE: Diagnostic study to determine the value of MRI in detecting breast tumors in women who have had suspicious mammographic or clinical examinations.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Primary purpose diagnostic

Eligibility Criteria

Female participants from 18 years up to 79 years old.

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Suspicious mammographic finding or palpable abnormality OR Suspicious clinical or ultrasound finding without associated benign mammographic features May have more than one suspicious lesion based on mammography or clinical exam if an index lesion is present Mammogram within 2 months prior to MRI scan and copy of films required of all patients 30 years of age and over Eligibility maintained if patient meets above criteria and has had: Breast implant Prior benign excisional or core biopsy at least 6 months prior to study Fine needle aspiration performed at any time Cancer in the contralateral breast No history of prior breast cancer in the study breast No benign excisional or core biopsy of the affected breast within the last 6 months PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 18 to 79 Sex: Women Performance status: Not specified Life expectancy: Not specified Hematopoietic: Not specified Hepatic: Not specified Renal: Not specified Cardiovascular: No implanted pacemaker Other: No implanted ferromagnetic device No ferromagnetic aneurysm clip No severe claustrophobia No ocular metal fragments No schrapnel injury No difficulty lying prone No poor venous access No impaired decision-making abilities Not pregnant PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Not specified

Additional Information

Official title Breast MRI Protocol
Description OBJECTIVES: I. Evaluate the performance of breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in conjunction with mammography for the detection and characterization of lesions in women with suspicious mammographic or clinical examinations. II. Assess the incremental value of breast MRI to determine the local extent of cancer in these patients. III. Assess the value of breast MRI to determine the prevalence and characteristics of incidental enhancing lesions in the remainder of the breast. OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study. Patients undergo a high resolution 3D post contrast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan. Patients with enhancing abnormalities undergo a dynamic scan no less than 18 hours later. Some patients may require a third scan if a core biopsy is to be performed. Patients who are ultimately found to have cancer are assessed for extent of cancer including measurement of the index lesion and identification of other present foci of cancer in relation to the index lesion. Further histological diagnosis of index lesions is determined by MRI-guided needle localization excisional biopsy. Patients with benign needle biopsy are followed for 2 years. Patients with benign primary lesions receive a follow up MRI scan 1 year after the initial scan. Patients with benign primary lesions and incidental enhancing lesions (IEL) are followed at 2 years. Patients with negative needle biopsies not yielding a specific diagnosis and who do not undergo subsequent excisional biopsy are followed yearly for 2 years. PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 1500 patients will be accrued for this study over 4.25 years.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in May 2009.
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