Digital Breast Tomosynthesis in Younger Symptomatic Women
Breast Cancer
Conditions: Keywords
Breast, Cancer, Digital, Mammography, Tomosynthesis
Study Type
Study Phase
Study Design
Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Prospective
Overall Status
This study will examine a new imaging technique called digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) compared to standard mammography in women under 60 presenting with signs of breast cancer. The reason that we need to do this study is that standard mammography fails to detect the cancer in approximately 20% of these women because younger women have denser breast tissue. We hope that DBT will be more sensitive in detecting breast cancer than standard mammography.
Criteria for eligibility
Healthy Volunteers: No
Maximum Age: 59 Years
Minimum Age: N/A
Gender: Female
Criteria: Inclusion Criteria:

- Female

- Under 60 years old

- Clinical or ultrasound suspicion of breast cancer

Exclusion Criteria:

- Unable to give informed consent

- Male

- Obvious advanced breast cancer

- Obvious medical problems meaning surgery would not be an option
NHS Tayside, Ninewells Hospital & Medical School
Dundee, Tayside, United Kingdom
Status: Recruiting
Contact: Evans
Start Date
March 2011
Completion Date
March 2013
Liz Coote
NHS Tayside
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