Tomosynthesis in Screening Mammography
Tomosynthesis is a new digital mammographic tool which can be performed at the same time as routine screening mammography. It creates CT-like slices through the breast, minimizing the tissue overlap. Tomosynthesis has the potential to improve screening mammography outcomes by increasing cancer detection rate, decreasing false negative rates and false positive rates. This trial will help determine if tomosynthesis is useful in a screening setting.
We will evaluate the effect of tomosynthesis mammography outcomes in a screening setting. We will collect data on interpretation time, recall rates, cancer detection rates, and interval cancer rates in dense breasts(≥ 50% glandular density). If the interpretation time is less than 4X a routine read, and the recall rates have dropped < 30% of initial values, we will then conduct a study with larger numbers to better evaluate cancer detection rates and interval cancer rates.
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Screening
Breast Density ≥ 50%
Alberta Screen Test
Not yet recruiting
Alberta Health Services
Results (where available)
- Source: http://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT01086241
- Information obtained from ClinicalTrials.gov on July 15, 2010
Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
A fluid-filled closed cavity or sac that is lined by an EPITHELIUM and found in the BREAST. It may appear as a single large cyst in one breast, multifocal, or bilateral in FIBROCYSTIC BREAST DISEASE.
Fibrocystic Breast Disease
A common and benign breast disease characterized by varying degree of fibrocystic changes in the breast tissue. There are three major patterns of morphological changes, including FIBROSIS, formation of CYSTS, and proliferation of glandular tissue (adenosis). The fibrocystic breast has a dense irregular, lumpy, bumpy consistency.
Inflammatory Breast Neoplasms
Metastatic breast cancer characterized by EDEMA and ERYTHEMA of the affected breast due to LYMPHATIC METASTASIS and eventual obstruction of LYMPHATIC VESSELS by the cancer cells.
Carbohydrate antigen elevated in patients with tumors of the breast, ovary, lung, and prostate as well as other disorders. The mucin is expressed normally by most glandular epithelia but shows particularly increased expression in the breast at lactation and in malignancy. It is thus an established serum marker for breast cancer.
Centrifugation, Density Gradient
Separation of particles according to density by employing a gradient of varying densities. At equilibrium each particle settles in the gradient at a point equal to its density. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)
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