Evaluate the Use of the Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy in Determining if the Breast Tumor is Benign or Malignant
Breast Tumors
Conditions: official terms
Breast Neoplasms
Conditions: Keywords
breast, diagnostic radiology, suspicious breast tumors, MRI
Study Type
Study Phase
Study Design
Observational Model: Case-Only, Time Perspective: Prospective
Overall Status
Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (MRS) is a novel imaging technique for noninvasive probing of biochemical properties of tissue. While MRS does not generate images of tumor per se it allows biochemical spectroscopic data to be obtained in vivo from user defined region-of-interest. In this manner, biochemical information elucidated by MRS can be interpreted in relation to detailed anatomy and images of metabolite distribution can be created. The aim of MRS is to identify presence and concentration of metabolites characteristic for normal and abnormal (tumor) cellular activities hence allow differential normal tissue from pathological tissue, as well as allow differentiating malignant from benign tumors.
Detailed Description
Recent in vivo studies have reported successful use of 1H and 31P MRS in differentiating between benign and malignant tumors in breast tissue. These studies demonstrated an increase in the choline metabolite peak that reflects an increase in choline-containing metabolites in 70-80% of breast carcinomas, as compared to 14-18% of benign breast tumors.The objectives would be to determine sensitivity/specificity of MRS in the context of breast CA, We will use normal volunteers to test software and to develop and optimize MR scan sequences prior to or during the testing of target subjects with suspicious breast lesion.
Criteria for eligibility
Healthy Volunteers: Accepts Healthy Volunteers
Maximum Age: 70 Years
Minimum Age: 18 Years
Gender: Female
Criteria: Inclusion Criteria:

- subjects should have well defined suspicious breast lesion and that will be biopsied

- subjects are to include; varied volunteers with different breast tissue with characteristics such as dense breasts, fibrocystic breasts, "small" breasted and "large" breasted women.

Exclusion Criteria:

- Women of childbearing potential who are not practicing a medically accepted method of birth control should not participate

- Subjects that are pregnant, breast-feeding, should not be able to participate

- Subjects having any of the following metallic devices, will be ineligible to participate in the study: pacemaker, prosthesis, artificial heart valve, coronary artery stents, TENS (Transcutaneous electric nerve stimulator) or other neurological stimulation units and surgical clips.
SUNY Upstate Medical University
Syracuse, New York, United States
Status: Recruiting
Contact: Susan Hemingway, CCRP - 315-464-5099 - hemingws@upstate.edu
Start Date
November 2005
Completion Date
September 2016
State University of New York - Upstate Medical University
State University of New York - Upstate Medical University
Record processing date
ClinicalTrials.gov processed this data on July 28, 2015
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