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SPECT/CT in Endocrine and Neuroendocrine Tumors

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00230139
First Posted: September 30, 2005
Last Update Posted: October 15, 2008
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Rambam Health Care Campus
  Purpose

The value of fusion of functional and anatomical data has been described using several fusion techniques for various nuclear medicine procedures and morphologic imaging modalities (SPECT-CT, SPECT-MRI, Coincidence-CT). We hypothesize that NM -CT data has advantages over the data obtained using separately performed NM study and conventional anatomic imaging as CT. We hypothesize that more accurate localization of the radio-isotope activity on NM images will improve diagnostic accuracy and will have an impact on patient management:

Improved accuracy of NM study will improve tumor localization, the evaluation of the extent of disease and the post therapy follow up.

It will direct other diagnostic procedures to lesions otherwise undetected, or exclude the need for more invasive procedures. It can also guide invasive procedures and radiation-therapy planning, thus improving therapy results and avoiding unnecessary treatment-related side effects.


Condition Intervention
Endocrine and Neuroendocrine Tumors Device: SPECT/CT

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Official Title: The Added Value of SPECT/CT in the Evaluation of Endocrine and Neuroendocrine Tumors

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • The impact of imaging modality on patient management

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • The impact of imaging modality on patient management

Estimated Enrollment: 200
Study Start Date: January 2002
Study Completion Date: January 2006
Primary Completion Date: January 2004 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:

The value of fusion of functional and anatomical data has been described using several fusion techniques for various nuclear medicine procedures and morphologic imaging modalities (SPECT-CT, SPECT-MRI, Coincidence-CT). We hypothesize that NM -CT data has advantages over the data obtained using separately performed NM study and conventional anatomic imaging as CT. We hypothesize that more accurate localization of the radio-isotope activity on NM images will improve diagnostic accuracy and will have an impact on patient management:

Improved accuracy of NM study will improve tumor localization, the evaluation of the extent of disease and the post therapy follow up.

It will direct other diagnostic procedures to lesions otherwise undetected, or exclude the need for more invasive procedures. It can also guide invasive procedures and radiation-therapy planning, thus improving therapy results and avoiding unnecessary treatment-related side effects.

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patient referred for NM scintigraphy to assess the presence of endocrine or neuroendocrine tumors.
  • Patient signed informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • The study will not be performed in pregnant or lactating women.
  • Patient will not be able or willing to tolerate the scan until its completion.
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00230139


Locations
Israel
Rambam Medical Center
Haifa, Israel
Sponsors and Collaborators
Rambam Health Care Campus
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Zohar Keidar, MD,PhD Rambam Health Care Campus
  More Information

Responsible Party: Rambam Health Care Campus
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00230139     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: endocrineCTIL
First Submitted: September 29, 2005
First Posted: September 30, 2005
Last Update Posted: October 15, 2008
Last Verified: September 2005

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Carcinoid Tumor
Neuroectodermal Tumors
Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms
Neoplasms, Nerve Tissue
Adenocarcinoma
Carcinoma
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial