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Diagnostic Value of Whole-Body MRI for Rectal Cancer Preoperative Staging

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified December 2012 by University of Lausanne Hospitals.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Milena Cerny, University of Lausanne Hospitals Identifier:
First received: December 2, 2012
Last updated: December 7, 2012
Last verified: December 2012
The purpose of this study is to determine whether whole-body MRI (WB-MRI) accuracy is superior to FDG-PET-CT considered as the gold-standard for the staging of distant lesions of rectal cancer.

Rectal Cancer

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Diagnostic Value of Whole-Body MRI Compared to FDG-PET-CT for Rectal Cancer Preoperative Staging, Before and After Neoadjuvant Treatment

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Further study details as provided by University of Lausanne Hospitals:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of whole-body MRI for the staging of rectal cancer before and after neoadjuvant treatment [ Time Frame: baseline and 1 week before surgery ]
    We will compare for each body region the findings of the whole-body MRI to the FDG-PET-CT considered as the gold-standard and measure sensibility/specificity and diagnostic accuracy of the whole-body MRI for distant lesions of rectal cancer.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Tumoral regression after neoadjuvant treatment [ Time Frame: baseline and six weeks after the end of the neoadjuvant treatment ]
    Evaluate the tumoral regression after neoadjuvant treatment on the MRI by the measurement of the ADC (attenuation diffusion coefficient) increase and compare the results to the measure of the SUV (standard uptake value) decrease on the FDG-PET-CT.

Estimated Enrollment: 20
Study Start Date: October 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date: October 2013
Estimated Primary Completion Date: October 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:

Rectal cancer is the second cause of mortality after lung cancer in industrialized countries and represent 28% of colorectal carcinomas. Despite major improvements in diagnosis and treatment made those last years,mortality and morbidity remains high, because of high prevalence of metastasis and local recurrence. A accurate initial staging is of paramount importance for an appropriate treatment (neoadjuvant chemiotherapy and radiotherapy, surgery).

Actually, there is no international consensus concerning imaging for the staging of rectal cancer and modalities used are variable from one center to another.

WB-MRI represented a attractive and promising technique for the staging of rectal cancer, free of ionizing radiation .


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 95 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
patients with a rectal cancer

Inclusion Criteria:

  • rectal cancer T3 N+ or T3 or T4

Exclusion Criteria:

  • renal failure
  • allergy to iodinated contrast medium
  • contraindication to MRI
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01745874

University of Lausanne Hospitals Recruiting
Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland, 1011
Contact: Milena Cerny, Resident    0041795561102   
Contact: Sabine Schmidt Kobbe, MER    0041213144444   
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Lausanne Hospitals
Principal Investigator: Milena Cerny University of Lausanne Hospitals
Principal Investigator: Sabine Schmidt Kobbe, Dr. University of Lausanne Hospitals
  More Information

Responsible Party: Milena Cerny, Dr. Milena Cerny, University of Lausanne Hospitals Identifier: NCT01745874     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 247/12
Study First Received: December 2, 2012
Last Updated: December 7, 2012

Keywords provided by University of Lausanne Hospitals:
Rectal cancer
Whole-body MRI
preoperative staging

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Rectal Neoplasms
Colorectal Neoplasms
Intestinal Neoplasms
Gastrointestinal Neoplasms
Digestive System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Digestive System Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Intestinal Diseases
Rectal Diseases processed this record on May 23, 2017