The Study of Infrared Imaging on Breast Cancer
Breast Neoplasms
Conditions: official terms
Breast Neoplasms
Conditions: Keywords
Breast neoplasms, diagnosis
Study Type
Study Phase
Study Design
Observational Model: Defined Population, Primary Purpose: Screening, Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Overall Status
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.
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.
Criteria for eligibility
Healthy Volunteers: No
Maximum Age: N/A
Minimum Age: 18 Years
Gender: Female
Criteria: 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
National Taiwan University Hospital
Taipei, Taiwan
Status: Recruiting
Contact: Jane Wang, MD - 886-2-23123456 -
Start Date
March 2005
Completion Date
July 2006
National Taiwan University Hospital
National Taiwan University Hospital
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