Assessment of Suspected Intracranial Malignancy Using 3'-Deoxy-3'18 F-flourothymidine PET
The primary objective of this study is to detect and quantify tumor cells of high grade malignant gliomas and metastatic brain lesions both before and after initial surgical resection in a cohort of newly diagnosed patients.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Assessment of Suspected Intracranial Malignancy Using 3'-Deoxy-3'18 F-fluorothymidine Positron Emission Tomography|
Tissue from brain tumor
|Study Start Date:||October 2008|
Brain tumor FLT-PET
Those diagnosed with a brain tumor and are to undergo surgery
Procedure: FLT-PET scan
In this study, 35 patients will be selected to undergoing sequential imaging with FLT-PET. Prior to surgical resection, patients will undergo a preliminary FLT-PET. Additional FLT scans for a maximum of four scans.
|United States, Oklahoma|
|University Of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center|
|Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States, 73104|
|Principal Investigator:||Jennifer Holter, MD||Assistant Professor|