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3-D Super Resolution Ultrasound Microvascular Imaging

2019-10-28 13:56:52 | BioPortfolio

Summary

This is a 3-arm single center study of 35 patients. These cohorts will include 15 breast patients scheduled to undergo a biopsy, and 15 thyroid patients scheduled to undergo fine needle aspiration, biopsy, or thyroidectomy that consent to undergo an acoustic angiography in conjunction with b-mode ultrasound prior to their scheduled biopsy. Prior to imaging clinical patients, the third arm will include 5 healthy volunteers that will be imaged to optimize imaging parameters.

Description

Increasing the sensitivity and specificity of diagnostic imaging in patients at high risk for breast or thyroid cancer could provide substantial clinical benefit by improving diagnosis, preventing over-treatment, and reducing healthcare costs. Acoustic angiography is a new type of contrast enhanced ultrasound imaging which is specifically sensitive to microvascular structure and density. It evaluates tumor micro-vasculature and may provide a powerful prognostic tool for the diagnosis of breast cancer, and eventually for treatment evaluation.

Study Design

Conditions

Breast Cancer

Intervention

Definity, Acoustic Angiography

Location

Univeristy of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill
North Carolina
United States
27599

Status

Not yet recruiting

Source

UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2019-10-28T13:56:52-0400

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