Trial ID or NCT#





To see if performing breast MRI before a lumpectomy will help the surgeon successfully remove the entire cancer with normal tissue margins in a single operation thereby reducing the need for additional surgical procedures. The study will also measure how well MRI can find unsuspected cancers in the same breast as the known cancer; how well MRI will find unsuspected cancers in the opposite breast; how often MRI will generate false positive MRI findings; whether routinely incorporating breast MRI delays care or adds unnecessary cost; and, whether breast MRI is able to reduce the frequency of cancer recurrence in the treated breast or elsewhere in the body.

Official Title

Randomized Trial of Breast MRI in Women With Newly Diagnosed Breast Cancer Prior to Breast Conserving Surgery

Eligibility Criteria

Ages Eligible for Study: Older than 18 Years
Sexes Eligible for Study: Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers: No


Frederick M. Dirbas
Surgical oncologist, Breast surgeon
Associate Professor of Surgery (General Surgery) at the Stanford University Medical Center
Debra M. Ikeda, M.D., FACR, FSBI
Professor of Radiology (Breast Imaging)

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