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Evaluation of Breast Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Impact on Mastectomy Rate at Summa Akron City Hospital

18 Years
85 Years
Open (Enrolling)
Early Stage Breast Cancer

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Trial Information

Evaluation of Breast Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Impact on Mastectomy Rate at Summa Akron City Hospital

Early stage breast cancer cases between 2006 and 2009 will be identified by the Summa Akron
City Hospital cancer registry. The cases will be reviewed and abstracted. The abstracted
data will include results of physical breast examinations, mammograms, sonograms, breast MRI
reports, biopsy procedure notes and pathology reports to illustrate the clinical stage.
Definitive surgical pathology reports will be included in the abstracted data to demonstrate
the final pathologic stage of the breast cancer.

A database will be developed to capture the abstracted data. Outcomes will be determined
based on final pathology reports.

Inclusion Criteria:

- early stage breast cancer between 2006-2009

- preoperative MRI

Exclusion Criteria:


Type of Study:


Study Design:

Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Retrospective

Outcome Measure:

The primary goal of this study is to determine if preoperative breast MRI findings resulted in more extensive surgery than breast conserving surgery in early stage breast cancers at Summa Akron City Hospital.

Outcome Description:

Review early stage breast cancer patient cases treated at Summa Akron City Hospital between 2006 and 2009 to evaluate clinical and pathological staging Determine the results of preoperative breast MRI and the impact on type of surgery performed Correlate the breast MRI findings with the final pathology results to determine if the breast MRI clinically upstaged the cancer.

Outcome Time Frame:

from 2006-2009

Safety Issue:


Principal Investigator

Desiree Doncals, MD

Investigator Role:

Principal Investigator

Investigator Affiliation:

Summa Health System


United States: Institutional Review Board

Study ID:

Doncals Breast MRI study



Start Date:

July 2010

Completion Date:

December 2015

Related Keywords:

  • Early Stage Breast Cancer
  • early stage breast cancer
  • preoperative breast MRI
  • mastectomy
  • Breast Neoplasms



Summa Akron City HospitalAkron, Ohio  44304