SPECT/CT in the Diagnosis of Dementia (DEMSPET)

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 28, 2010
Last Update Posted : April 28, 2010
University of Eastern Finland
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Kuopio University Hospital

Brief Summary:
Aim of the study is to evaluate whether Tc-99m-ECD-SPECT/CT enhances early diagnosis of dementia in two specific patient groups: (1) patient with mild cognitive impairment, and (2) patient with possible symptoms and signs of frontotemporal dementia. Evaluation of SPECT/CT data is performed both by visual and quantitative voxel-based analyses (Statistical Parametric Mapping). The final diagnosis is based on up to four years clinical follow-up.

Condition or disease

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 82 participants
Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: SPECT/CT in the Diagnosis of Dementia
Study Start Date : September 2006
Actual Primary Completion Date : January 2010
Actual Study Completion Date : January 2010

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MedlinePlus related topics: Dementia

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Final diagnosis [ Time Frame: 4 years ]
    (1) controls, (2) stable mild cognitive impairment (MCI), (3)MCI converted to Alzheimers's disease (AD), (4) frontotemporal dementia (FTD), suspected FTD converted to AD, (5) other final diagnoses

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Subjects with possible/suspected early dementia

Inclusion Criteria (one of these):

  • healthy control
  • mild cognitive impairment (recruited from a population based data)
  • clinically suspected frontotemporal dementia (unset diagnosis)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • unable to be scanned with SPECT/CT

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Kuopio University Hospital
Kuopio, Finland, 70211
Sponsors and Collaborators
Kuopio University Hospital
University of Eastern Finland

Responsible Party: Esko Vanninen / Professor, Kuopio University Hospital Identifier: NCT01112501     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: KUH5031339
First Posted: April 28, 2010    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 28, 2010
Last Verified: April 2010

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Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Neurocognitive Disorders
Mental Disorders