This is a pilot study designed to explore the feasibility of non-invasively diagnosing the
presence of cancer in the breast using non-invasive magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) methods
and an analysis of vessel shape defined from these magnetic resonance images.
- adult women (age >= 18),
- with Histologically documented newly diagnosed stage II-IV invasive breast cancer
appropriate for neoadjuvant (preoperative) systemic therapy.
- ECOG performance status of 0, 1, or 2 at the initiation of the study.
- pregnant women
- women with contralateral mastectomies
- known bilateral tumors
- subjects prone to claustrophobia
- contraindicated to have MRI
- mentally impaired
- not fluent in english