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18F-FDG PET/CT for IgG4-Related Disease

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified April 2017 by Peking Union Medical College Hospital
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Zhaohui Zhu, Peking Union Medical College Hospital Identifier:
First received: August 13, 2012
Last updated: April 5, 2017
Last verified: April 2017
This is an open-label study to investigate the diagnostic performance of 18F-FDG PET/CT (positron emission tomography/computed tomography) in evaluation of patients with IgG4-related disease. A single dose of 18F-FDG will be intravenously injected into patients with IgG4-related disease before and after treatment.

Condition Intervention Phase
Autoimmune Disease
Drug: 18F-FDG
Early Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: No masking
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Official Title: Evaluation of 18F-FDG PET/CT in Diagnosis and Response Assessment of Patients With IgG4-Related Disease

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Further study details as provided by Peking Union Medical College Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Visual analysis of organ involvement and treatment response of the IgG4-RD patients. [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
    Visual analysis will be performed by consensus reading by at least 3 experienced nuclear medicine physician. The 18F-FDG PET/CT pattern of IgG4-RG will be extracted and summarized. The response to anti-immune treatment will be assessed.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Semiquantitative measurement of lesion metabolism and treatment response of the IgG4-RD patients. [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
    The semiquantitative analysis will be performed by measuring the standardized uptake values (SUVs) of 18F-FDG by the IgG4-RD lesions and calculate the SUV changes before and after anti-immune treatment.

Estimated Enrollment: 100
Study Start Date: September 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2017
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2017 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 18F-FDG PET/CT scanning
18F-FDG PET/CT scanning will be performed in patients with IgG4RD to determine the pictorial characteristics and measure the standardized uptake values (SUVs) of the lesions and their response to treatment.
Drug: 18F-FDG
Intravenous injection of single dose of 18F-FDG before treatment and after 4-week treatment, respectively.
Other Names:
  • 18F-Fluorodeoxyglucose
  • 2-Fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose
  • Fluorine-18-fluorodeoxyglucose

Detailed Description:

Immunoglobulin G4-related disease (IgG4-RD) is a recently defined emerging clinical entity characterized by tissue infiltration by IgG4-positive plasma cells, tissue fibrosclerosis and elevated serum IgG4 concentration. The most important feature of IgG4-RD is chronic inflammation with multiple organ involvement. However, some organ involvements are difficult to find by ultrasound, CT or MRI.

18F-FDG PET/CT is a sensitive imaging tool for inflammation. In this study, PET/CT were performed in patients with IgG4-RD both before and after glucocorticoid treatment by a single dose of 18F-FDG. Visual and semiquantitative method will be employed to assess the PET/CT images. The PET/CT image data will be used to establish a diagnostic model as well as assessment criteria for response evaluation of IgG4-RD treatments.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Males and females
  • Age 18-75 years old with informed consent
  • Patients with IgG4-RD:

    1. swelling, sclerosing and inflammatory involvement of one or more organ, including sclerosing pancreatitis, sclerosing cholangitis, inflammatory pseudotumors, retroperitoneal or mediastinal fibrosis, interstitial nephritis, hypophysitis, sclerosing dacryoadenitis, sialadenitis, inflammatory aortic aneurysm, lymphadenopathy, or other inflammatory conditions;
    2. elevated serum IgG4 (>1.35 g/L) or with histopathologic features of fibrosis and/or lymphocytic and polyclonal plasma cell infiltration (and IgG4+ plasma cells on immunohistology when performed);
    3. exclusion of other diseases.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Females planning to bear a child recently or with childbearing potential;
  • Inability to complete the examination;
  • Concurrent severe and/or uncontrolled and/or unstable diseases;
  • Currently under treatment using glucocorticoids.
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01665196

Contact: Hua Chen, MD 86-10-69158797

China, Beijing
Peking Union Medical College Hospital Recruiting
Beijing, Beijing, China, 100730
Contact: Zhaohui Zhu, MD    86-10-69154196   
Contact: Hua Chen, MD    86-10-69158797   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Peking Union Medical College Hospital
Study Director: Wen Zhang, MD Deptment of Rheumatology, Peking Union Medical College Hospital
Study Chair: Fang Li, MD Department of Nuclear Medicine, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, CAMS & PUMC
Principal Investigator: Zhaohui Zhu, MD Department of Nuclear Medicine, Peking Union Medical College Hospital
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Zhaohui Zhu, Professor, Peking Union Medical College Hospital Identifier: NCT01665196     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: IgG4RD-PET
Study First Received: August 13, 2012
Last Updated: April 5, 2017
Individual Participant Data  
Plan to Share IPD: No

Keywords provided by Peking Union Medical College Hospital:
IgG4-related disease

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Autoimmune Diseases
Immune System Diseases
Fluorodeoxyglucose F18
Immunoglobulin G
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antiviral Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Immunologic Factors
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