A Study Comparing ex Vivo MRI Versus Radiography of Breast Specimens
Breast Cancer
Conditions: Keywords
breast cancer, MRI, mammography, microcalcifications, Local staging of breast microcalcifications, Evaluation of ex vivo MRI for breast malignancies detected by MRI only
Study Type
Study Phase
Study Design
Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Name: radiography Type: Device
Name: MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) Type: Device
Overall Status
Not yet recruiting
Radiography of breast specimens is currently the only radiological procedure used to verify removal of microcalcifications and presence of tumor-free margins after breast surgical resection. Ex vivo MRI will be tested for its ability to detect residual tumor tissue not detected by radiography in resected breast tumor specimens and/or its ability to verify tumor-free margins in breast cancer detected by MRI only.
Criteria for eligibility
Healthy Volunteers: No
Maximum Age: 80 Years
Minimum Age: 18 Years
Gender: Female
Criteria: Inclusion Criteria:

- Women with malignant breast disease identified by microcalcifications without clinically evident disease

- Women candidate to breast preserving surgery

Exclusion Criteria:

- Cardiac pacemaker, defibrillators, cardiac monitors

- Brain stimulators, implantable spinal stimulators

- Vascular and aneurismal clips

- Hemostatic clips

- Infusion pumps

- Glaucoma drainage implants

- Metallic foreign body positioned in vital organ of the patients

- Some heart valves

- Some vascular access ports, infusion pumps and catheters

- Permanent contraceptive tubal device

- Kidney disease
Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori
Milan, Italy
Status: Not yet recruiting
Contact: Roberto Agresti, MD - +39 022390 - roberto.agresti@istitutotumori.mi.it
Start Date
May 2013
Completion Date
May 2015
Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori, Milano
Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori, Milano
Record processing date
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