International Melanoma Algorithm Training Study - IMATS

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 26, 2009
Last Update Posted : August 11, 2010
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SciBase AB

Brief Summary:
This is an international, multicenter, prospective, non controlled, non randomized, clinical study to collect electrical impedance data of potentially malignant pigmented nevi and histological diagnoses (International Melanoma Algorithm Training Study [IMATS]). The study objective is to collect data for training and optimization of an algorithm that can classify skin lesions using electrical impedance, i.e., to identify malignant melanomas.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Malignant Melanoma Device: SciBase III Electrical Impedance Spectrometer Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 1800 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Official Title: An International, Multicenter, Prospective, Non-controlled, Non-randomised, Clinical Study to Collect Impedance Data of Potentially Malignant Pigmented Nevi and Histological Diagnoses
Study Start Date : December 2005
Actual Primary Completion Date : July 2010
Actual Study Completion Date : July 2010

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Intervention Details:
    Device: SciBase III Electrical Impedance Spectrometer
    Following enrollment, patients will undergo measurements with SciBase III Electrical Impedance Spectrometer. Electrical impedance of the skin will be measured with a microinvasive spiked probe.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Outcome measure not applicable. This is an algorithm training study. [ Time Frame: Q1 2010 ]

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Men and women of any ethnic group
  • Lesion located on normal healthy skin
  • Maximum number of eight lesions per patient
  • etc.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Lesion under finger and toe nails
  • Lesion located on eczema, psoriasis areas or similar
  • Lesion located on scars
  • etc.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00966173

Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Dpt. of Dermatology
Gothenburg, Sweden, 41345
Sponsors and Collaborators
SciBase AB

Responsible Party: Anders Lundqvist, CEO, SciBase AB Identifier: NCT00966173     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 6001
First Posted: August 26, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 11, 2010
Last Verified: August 2010

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Neuroectodermal Tumors
Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms, Nerve Tissue
Nevi and Melanomas