Integrated Positron Emission Tomography - Computed Tomography (PET-CT) in Patients With Pancreatic Cancer
In suspecting pancreatic cancer, dynamic phase pancreatic CT is the most effective tool in diagnosis and staging. In addition, magnetic resolution image, endoscopic ultrasonography, endoscopic retrograde pancreatography, angiography can be performed.
After introduction of functional image, PET has been suggested in the role of diagnosis and staging of pancreatic cancer. Furthermore, recently fused images of PET and CT were available.
In this study, the researchers evaluate the role of integrated PET-CT in patients with pancreatic cancer and analysis the cost-effectiveness of the integrated PET-CT.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Clinical Implication of Integrated PET-CT in the Patients With Pancreatic Cancer|
- Staging of pancreatic cancer [ Time Frame: 6 months after study start ]
- Diagnosis of pancreatic cancer [ Time Frame: 6 months after study start ]
|Study Start Date:||January 2009|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||December 2009|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||November 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00885248
|Korea, Republic of|
|Asan Medical Center|
|Seoul, Korea, Republic of, 138-736|