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3T Perfluorocarbon-Filled Endorectal Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopic Imaging of Prostate

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified February 2017 by M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
United States Department of Defense
GE Healthcare
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Identifier:
First received: April 23, 2007
Last updated: February 22, 2017
Last verified: February 2017


The objectives of this study are to: 1) evaluate the feasibility of 3T MRSI of prostate in improving the spectral resolution, using a PFC-filled endorectal coil, 2) develop a systematic metabolic grading system for tumor detection by identifying the abnormal peak areas of Cho, Cr, Po, and Ci for the prostate carcinoma, specifically from PFC-filled endorectal 3T MRSI, and 3) evaluate the efficacy of the metabolic grading system in tumor detection.

The long-term goal of the study is to provide an early prognostic indicator and means of monitoring the biologic status of the prostate cancer during the course of the disease.

Condition Intervention
Prostate Cancer
Procedure: 3T Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopic Imaging

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: No masking
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Official Title: 3T Perfluorocarbon-Filled Endorectal Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopic Imaging of Prostate

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Further study details as provided by M.D. Anderson Cancer Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Comparison of linewidths collected from AIR MRSI and PFC-MSRI [ Time Frame: 2 MRSI studies should take about 60 minutes; study participation completed with prostatectomy to take place within 3 months of MRSI exams ]
    The outcome variable for comparing linewidths between the two modalities is paired differences of measurements taken from the same patients. A paired t-test is used to test for a 50% decrease in the mean linewidth as measured by PFC-MRSI versus AIR-MRSI.

Estimated Enrollment: 80
Actual Study Start Date: March 2007
Estimated Study Completion Date: March 2019
Estimated Primary Completion Date: March 2019 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 3T MRSI Prostate
3T Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopic Imaging
Procedure: 3T Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopic Imaging
Part 1 of Study = One MRSI exam with an air-filled endorectal coil (AIR-MRSI) and one with a PFC-filled endorectal coil (PFC-MRSI); Part 2 of Study = MRSI exam with PFC using an endorectal coil only.

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Biopsy proven, clinical stage 1-3 prostate carcinomas
  2. Prostatectomy at M. D. Anderson within 3 months from the time of MRSI
  3. An interval of > 6 weeks between the biopsy and MRSI
  4. Signed informed consent form

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Contraindications for MRI (e.g. cardiac pacemaker)
  2. Contraindications for MRS (e.g. history of abdomino-perineal resection of rectum)
  3. Metals or any conditions (e.g. hip prosthesis) that can distort the local magnetic field
  4. Previous prostate surgery for prostate carcinoma (including, TURP and cryosurgery), local or systemic treatment for prostate carcinoma (e.g. radiation, androgen deprivation), pelvic radiation (e.g. rectal cancer), rectal surgery, BCG for bladder cancer
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00464724

Contact: Haesun Choi, MD 713-745-4693

United States, Texas
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Recruiting
Houston, Texas, United States, 77030
Principal Investigator: Haesun Choi, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
United States Department of Defense
GE Healthcare
Principal Investigator: Haesun Choi, MD M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
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Additional Information:
Responsible Party: M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Identifier: NCT00464724     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2006-0516
NCI-2011-00517 ( Registry Identifier: NCI CTRP )
PC061612 ( Other Identifier: DOD )
Study First Received: April 23, 2007
Last Updated: February 22, 2017

Keywords provided by M.D. Anderson Cancer Center:
Prostate Cancer
Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopic Imaging
Perfluorocarbon Compound
3 Tesla

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Prostatic Neoplasms
Genital Neoplasms, Male
Urogenital Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Genital Diseases, Male
Prostatic Diseases processed this record on May 25, 2017