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18F-Fluorodeoxyglucose Positron Emission Tomography in Oncology and Neurology

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 July 2013 by University of Manitoba.
Recruitment status was:  Enrolling by invitation
Winnipeg Regional Health Authority
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University of Manitoba Identifier:
First received: August 11, 2010
Last updated: August 14, 2013
Last verified: July 2013
This clinical trial is being conducted to study the use of a radioactive glucose tracer as an imaging test [Positron Emission Tomography (PET)scan] in adults who have or are suspected of having cancer and in another group of adults to assess for neurologic conditions.

Condition Intervention Phase
Tumors Radiation: [18F]-Fluorodeoxyglucose Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Official Title: 18F-Fluorodeoxyglucose Positron Emission Tomography in Oncology and Neurology

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Further study details as provided by University of Manitoba:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • To confirm the diagnostic effectiveness of 18F-Fluorodeoxyglucose(FDG) as compared to the gold standard of histopathological diagnosis. [ Time Frame: Three years ]
    The primary outcomes of sensitivity and accuracy of 18F-Fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) Positron Emission Tomography (PET) studies will be obtained by comparing results of the PET scan with the gold standard of histopathological diagnosis when those results are available. Comparison to correlative imaging follow-up, and assessment of efficacy based on feedback from referring physicians will be used in the absence of pathologic data.

Estimated Enrollment: 1000
Study Start Date: July 2010
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2013
Primary Completion Date: June 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Scanning Procedure: Non-diagnostic Computed Tomography (CT) scan followed by a Diagnostic Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scan.
Radiation: [18F]-Fluorodeoxyglucose
With each Positron Emission Tomography/Computed Tomography (PET/CT)scan an intravenous administration of radioactive glucose (FDG)is given. This is a weight dependent dosage.
Other Name: FDG (18F-Fluorodeoxyglucose)


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Known or suspected primary or metastatic tumours
  • A neurological presentation consistent with the list of indications
  • 18 years of age or older of either sex
  • Able to provide written informed consent
  • Able to tolerate the physical and logistical requirements of completing a Positron Emission Tomography (PET)scan
  • Karnofsky score > 60
  • Women who are nursing may be included in the study if they are able to discontinue breast feeding for 12 hours

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Age <18 years
  • Pregnant women; if there is a possibility of pregnancy, bloodwork will be drawn to definitively establish pregnancy status
  • Women who are unwilling or unable to discontinue breast feeding for 12 hours post 18F-Fluorodeoxyglucose(FDG) administration
  • Subjects who are medically unstable
  • Subjects unwilling to provide informed consent.
  • Subjects who exceed the safe weight limit of the Positron Emission Tomography (PET) imaging bed or who cannot fit through the PET scanner bore
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01180751

Canada, Manitoba
Great West Life PET/CT Centre
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, R3E 3P4
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg Regional Health Authority
Principal Investigator: Daniel P Levin, BSc,MD,FRCPC Winnipeg Regional Health Authority
  More Information

Responsible Party: Dr. Daniel Levin, Winnipeg Regional Health Authority Identifier: NCT01180751     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: B2010:014
Study First Received: August 11, 2010
Last Updated: August 14, 2013

Keywords provided by University of Manitoba:
Positron Emission Tomography
FDG (18F-Fluorodeoxyglucose)

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Fluorodeoxyglucose F18
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antiviral Agents
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