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(PET) Imaging in the Management of Patients With Solitary Pulmonary Nodules

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00032331
First Posted: March 19, 2002
Last Update Posted: January 21, 2009
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Information provided by:
VA Office of Research and Development
  Purpose

All patients with a new, untreated solitary pulmonary nodule (SPN) between 7 mm and 3 cm in diameter identified by chest x-ray, will be approached to undergo positron emission tomography (PET) and computerized tomography (CT). The PET and CT scans will be interpreted independently.

The Primary Care Physician will be provided the results of the baseline chest x-ray and the CT scan, and will be asked for a management and treatment decision. Then the results of the PET will be provided to the Primary Care Physician who will be asked for a management and treatment decision based on all findings (chest x-ray, CT, and PET).


Condition Intervention Phase
Benign and Malignant Solitary Pulmonary Nodules Procedure: PET Imaging Procedure: CT scan Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Official Title: 18/F-FLUORODEOXYGLUCOSE (FDG) POSITRON EMISSION TOMOGRAPHY (PET) IMAGING IN THE MANAGEMENT OF PATIENTS WITH SOLITARY PULMONARY NODULES

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Further study details as provided by VA Office of Research and Development:

Estimated Enrollment: 500
Study Start Date: January 1999
Estimated Study Completion Date: June 2003
Detailed Description:

Intervention: All patients will undergo a CT scan and PET imaging. Primary Hypothesis: FDG-PET will be more accurate than existing anatomic modalities (chest x-ray and CT scan) in distinguishing between benign and malignant solitary pulmonary nodules (SPN)? This should expedite the removal of any potentially surgically curable malignant lesion and minimize the number of benign masses and surgically incurable lung neoplasms for which unnecessary thoracotomy is done. Secondary Hypothesis: What is the impact of the results of FDG-PET on the diagnosis made and treatment rendered by the referring physicians? What is the intra- and inter-reader reliability of FDG-PET? What is the effect of FDG-PET on the cost of early management of SPNs when FDG-PET is included in the management paradigm or substituted for CT?

Primary Outcomes: Benign or malignant solitary pulmonary nodules, and their treatment.

Study Abstract: All patients with a new, untreated solitary pulmonary nodule (SPN) between 7 mm and 3 cm in diameter identified by chest x-ray, will be approached to participate in the study. Patients will undergo positron emission tomography (PET) and computerized tomography (CT). The PET and CT scans will be interpreted independently.

The Primary Care Physician will be provided the results of the baseline chest x-ray and the CT scan, and will be asked for a management and treatment decision. Then the results of the PET will be provided to the Primary Care Physician who will be asked for a management and treatment decision based on all findings (chest x-ray, CT, and PET).

Site readers will perform an overview of the CT and PET interpretations and provide a diagnosis of the SPN. There will be an Independent Research Readers Panel which will perform an overview of the CT and PET interpretations and provide a diagnosis of the SPN. These readings will determine inter-reader reliability, and those by the Independent Research Readers Panel will be used as the primary diagnostic measure for the sensitivity and specificity analysis.

The CT and PET diagnoses will be compared with the 'gold standard' (tissue diagnosis, either by fine needle biopsy or surgical pathology, or two year follow-up for changes in the SPN on chest x-ray) to construct Receiver Operating Characteristics (ROC) curves.

There are two substudies - one investigating the economic analysis and one investigating the accuracy of coincidence PET scanning.

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria
All patients with a new, untreated solitary pulmonary nodule (SPN) between 7 mm and 3 cm in diameter identified by chest x-ray, will be approached to participate in the study.
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  More Information

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00032331     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 27
First Submitted: March 18, 2002
First Posted: March 19, 2002
Last Update Posted: January 21, 2009
Last Verified: January 2004

Keywords provided by VA Office of Research and Development:
PET imaging, benign and malignant solitary pulmonary nodules

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Multiple Pulmonary Nodules
Solitary Pulmonary Nodule
Lung Neoplasms
Respiratory Tract Neoplasms
Thoracic Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Neoplasms
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases