RATIONALE: New diagnostic procedures, such as vibro-acoustography imaging, may be an
effective method of diagnosing breast cancer.
PURPOSE: This clinical trial is studying how well vibro-acoustography imaging works in
diagnosing breast masses in women with a breast mass or breast cancer.
- To study in vivo detection of breast masses by vibro-acoustography (VA) imaging.
- To evaluate the performance of VA imaging in differentiating between benign and
malignant breast masses identified as BI-RADS 4 or 5.
OUTLINE: Patients undergo clinical mammography of the breast, followed by
vibro-acoustography (VA) imaging using ultrasonography over 90 minutes. Patients may also
undergo further imaging using clinical ultrasonography.
- Suspiciuos breast lesions identified as BI-RADS 4 or 5 and 3
- Hormone receptor status not specified
- Menopausal status not specified
- Not pregnant
- No condition that does not allow proper use of study imaging devices
PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY:
- See Disease Characteristics