Additional Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Scan of Brain in Patients Undergoing PET Scan for Diseases Unrelated to Brain

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified May 2013 by Rush University Medical Center.
Recruitment status was  Active, not recruiting
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Asokumar Buvanendran, Rush University Medical Center Identifier:
First received: August 4, 2008
Last updated: May 28, 2013
Last verified: May 2013

Specific Aims:

• The primary objective is to delineate the brain structures that are involved in pain using Positron Emission Tomography (PET) imaging.


Pain will result in increases in metabolism and neuronal activity in specific delineated areas of the brain.


Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Additional (Positron Emission Tomography)PET Scan of Brain in Patients Undergoing PET Scan for Diseases Unrelated to Brain

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Pain Assessment Pain scores using the verbal rating scale, with 0 corresponding to "no pain" and 10 to the "worst imaginable pain" will be assessed prior to the primary PET scan [ Time Frame: 20 mins ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 100
Study Start Date: May 2008
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2013
Estimated Primary Completion Date: November 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Between 18-80 years of age

Inclusion Criteria:1.

  • Subject who can understand and communicate in English

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Younger than 18 years or older than 80 years.
  • Greater than 90 kg body weight.
  • American Society of Anesthesiologists physical status IV.
  • Patient who is currently enrolled in another investigational study.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00729092

United States, Illinois
Rush University Medical Center
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 606012
Sponsors and Collaborators
Asokumar Buvanendran
Principal Investigator: Asokumar Buvanendran, MD Rush University Medical Center
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Responsible Party: Asokumar Buvanendran, Attending Physician, Rush University Medical Center Identifier: NCT00729092     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 08042105
Study First Received: August 4, 2008
Last Updated: May 28, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

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