Evaluation of PET CT in the Management of Patients With Crohn's Disease.

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified February 2008 by Rabin Medical Center.
Recruitment status was  Recruiting
Information provided by:
Rabin Medical Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First received: August 3, 2008
Last updated: December 22, 2008
Last verified: February 2008
18F-FDG PET/CT (2-[fluorine-18] fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose, Positron emission tomography- CT) is a noninvasive technique that allows quantifying and precisely localizing 18F-FDG uptake in the entire body. 18F-FDG uptake is caused by increased local metabolic activity. Such increased uptake has been described not only in neoplastic lesions but also in inflammatory lesions. In this condition, uptake has been correlated with local stimulation of tumor necrosis factor, and with monocyte priming and activation. A physiologic variable uptake may be observed in the bowel, especially the cecum, and has limited the use of PET in inflammatory bowel diseases. The advantage of combined PET and CT devices lead to significant improvements in the interpretation of the bowel areas, and greatly reduces the number of false-positive findings in the gastrointestinal tract.

Condition Intervention Phase
Crohn's Disease
Radiation: FDG PET CT
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Official Title: Evaluation of PET CT in the Management of Patients With Crohn's Disease.

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Further study details as provided by Rabin Medical Center:

Estimated Enrollment: 50
Study Start Date: April 2008
Estimated Study Completion Date: October 2010
Estimated Primary Completion Date: April 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Radiation: FDG PET CT


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients suspicious for active disease:

    • Patients with suspected but undiagnosed Crohn's disease
    • Patients with serological markers of inflammation (elevated ESR, CRP or thrombocytosis) but clinically in remission
    • Patients with a stricture which might be fibrous in which case surgery is indicated or inflammatory for which medical management is indicated
    • Able to sign a consent form

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnancy
  • Breastfeeding
  • Infectious colitis determined at the initial checkup
  • Allergy to iodine contrast
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00731809

Rabin Medical Center Recruiting
Petah-tikva, Israel, 49100
Contact: Bernstine, MD       hannab2@clalit.org.il   
Principal Investigator: Hanna Bernstine, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Rabin Medical Center
  More Information

Responsible Party: Hanna Brrnstine MD, Beilinson Hospital Rabin Medical Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00731809     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 004945 
Study First Received: August 3, 2008
Last Updated: December 22, 2008
Health Authority: Israel: Ethics Commission

Keywords provided by Rabin Medical Center:
Crohn's disease

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Crohn Disease
Digestive System Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Intestinal Diseases

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on April 27, 2016