Use of Bone Scintigraphy, CT and MRI in Breast Cancer

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified September 2009 by University of Aarhus.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : May 22, 2008
Last Update Posted : September 10, 2009
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University of Aarhus

Brief Summary:
A new imaging modality combining CT and tomographic bone scintigraphy (SPECT/CT) has enabled the combination of functional and anatomical imaging. Its use in cancer patients has not yet been evaluated or validated against a relative gold stand or clinical follow up. The purposes of this study are: 1: to validate the use of conventional planar bone scintigraphy and SPECT combined with low-dose or diagnostic CT and compare this to 3 Tesla MRI and clinical follow up. 2: to compare the specificity of low-dose and diagnostic CT, respectively, combined with bone SPECT. 3: to construct an algorithm for optimal evaluation of disease dissemination in breast cancer patients

Condition or disease
Breast Neoplasms

Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 180 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Use og Bone Scintigraphy, CT and MRI for Detection of Metastases in Patients With Breast Cancer
Study Start Date : May 2008
Estimated Primary Completion Date : March 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date : March 2011

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
women aged 18-80 years with suspicision of disseminated breast cancer seen at Dept. of Oncology, Aarhus University Hospital

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Histological verified breast cancer
  • Age 18-80 years
  • Investigation for metastases using imaging modality/modalities planned
  • Written consent to participate in trial

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Overweight limiting the use of MRI
  • Metal parts in body
  • Claustrophobia
  • Allergy to contrast agents used in trial
  • Pregnancy

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00682253

Contact: Anni Eskild-Jensen, MD, PhD, DMSci +45 8949 2251

Aarhus University Hospital Recruiting
Aarhus, Denmark, 8000
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Aarhus

Responsible Party: Anni Eskild-Jensen, Aarhus University Hospital Identifier: NCT00682253     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SKF-0805
First Posted: May 22, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 10, 2009
Last Verified: September 2009

Keywords provided by University of Aarhus:
Breast neoplasms

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Breast Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Breast Diseases
Skin Diseases