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Imaging Technology

Contrast-Enhanced Mammography for Breast Cancer

Led By Olena Weaver
Research Sponsored by M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Eligibility Criteria Checklist
Specific guidelines that determine who can or cannot participate in a clinical trial
Must have
Age 25-85 years
Be older than 18 years old
Screening 3 weeks
Treatment Varies
Follow Up up to 3 years
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Study Summary

This trial is testing whether a new imaging technology, contrast-enhanced mammography, can help predict breast cancer. The technology makes tissue and blood vessels more visible in scans, which may help doctors find suspicious areas of the breast to biopsy.

Who is the study for?
This trial is for women aged 25-85 who have suspicious breast abnormalities recommended for biopsy. Participants must be willing to undergo IV placement, iodinated contrast injection, and provide informed consent. They can't join if they've had allergic reactions to iodine contrast, recent breast surgery or biopsy at the site of interest, kidney issues, severe allergies to any substance, or are pregnant or breastfeeding within the last 6 months.Check my eligibility
What is being tested?
The study is testing a new imaging method called contrast-enhanced mammography which uses an iodine-based dye to improve visibility in scans. It aims to see if this technique is better at detecting cancers not found by other tests and helps pinpoint areas in the breast that need a biopsy.See study design
What are the potential side effects?
Potential side effects may include allergic reactions related to the iodine-based contrast used during mammography such as rash, itching or more serious responses like trouble breathing. There might also be discomfort from IV placement.

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

You may be eligible if you check “Yes” for the criteria below
I am between 25 and 85 years old.


Screening ~ 3 weeks
Treatment ~ Varies
Follow Up ~up to 3 years
This trial's timeline: 3 weeks for screening, Varies for treatment, and up to 3 years for reporting.

Treatment Details

Study Objectives

Outcome measures can provide a clearer picture of what you can expect from a treatment.
Primary outcome measures
Accuracy of contrast-enhanced mammography (CEM)
Secondary outcome measures
Cancer detection rate
Degree of enhancement on CEM
Noninfiltrating Intraductal Carcinoma
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Trial Design

1Treatment groups
Experimental Treatment
Group I: Diagnostic (iodine-based contrast, CEM)Experimental Treatment4 Interventions
Patients receive iodine-based contrast agent IV and the undergo CEM over 10-15 minutes.
First Studied
Drug Approval Stage
How many patients have taken this drug
Completed Phase 4
Contrast-Enhanced Mammography

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Who is running the clinical trial?

M.D. Anderson Cancer CenterLead Sponsor
2,972 Previous Clinical Trials
1,787,217 Total Patients Enrolled
148 Trials studying Breast Cancer
63,286 Patients Enrolled for Breast Cancer
National Cancer Institute (NCI)NIH
13,660 Previous Clinical Trials
40,924,190 Total Patients Enrolled
940 Trials studying Breast Cancer
1,543,360 Patients Enrolled for Breast Cancer
Olena WeaverPrincipal InvestigatorM.D. Anderson Cancer Center
3 Previous Clinical Trials
306 Total Patients Enrolled

Media Library

Contrast-Enhanced Mammography (Imaging Technology) Clinical Trial Eligibility Overview. Trial Name: NCT04871139 — N/A
Breast Cancer Research Study Groups: Diagnostic (iodine-based contrast, CEM)
Breast Cancer Clinical Trial 2023: Contrast-Enhanced Mammography Highlights & Side Effects. Trial Name: NCT04871139 — N/A
Contrast-Enhanced Mammography (Imaging Technology) 2023 Treatment Timeline for Medical Study. Trial Name: NCT04871139 — N/A

Frequently Asked Questions

These questions and answers are submitted by anonymous patients, and have not been verified by our internal team.

What is the maximum amount of participants allowable in this trial?

"Affirmative, clinicaltrials.gov indicates that enrollment for this study is ongoing. It was initially posted on April 8th 2021 and the most recent amendment to its description occured on May 1st 2021. This trial requires 100 patients at a single site."

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Can elderly individuals aged 65 and older be included in this medical experiment?

"As stipulated in the enrolment criteria for this trial, only individuals aged 25 and over, but no more than 85, are eligible to partake."

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Are there any current opportunities to enroll in this trial?

"Affirmative. The data hosted on clinicaltrials.gov reveals the ongoing nature of this medical study, which was first posted on April 8th 2021. 100 participants are needed from a single research centre."

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Who is eligible to join this medical experiment?

"This clinical evaluation is seeking 100 women between the ages of 25 and 85 who have been recommended for stereotactic biopsy due to suspicious MADs. Eligible candidates must be willing to partake in this study, receive an IV placement, endure iodinated contrast injection, and provide informed consent. In addition, they must either have had their diagnostic imaging done at MD Anderson Cancer Center or another facility that meets technical mammography criteria."

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