Integrated Positron Emission Tomography - Computed Tomography (PET-CT) in Patients With Pancreatic Cancer
Recruitment status was Active, not recruiting
In suspecting pancreatic cancer, dynamic phase pancreatic CT is the most effective tool in diagnosis and staging. In addition, magnetic resolution image, endoscopic ultrasonography, endoscopic retrograde pancreatography, angiography can be performed.
After introduction of functional image, PET has been suggested in the role of diagnosis and staging of pancreatic cancer. Furthermore, recently fused images of PET and CT were available.
In this study, the researchers evaluate the role of integrated PET-CT in patients with pancreatic cancer and analysis the cost-effectiveness of the integrated PET-CT.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Clinical Implication of Integrated PET-CT in the Patients With Pancreatic Cancer|
- Staging of pancreatic cancer [ Time Frame: 6 months after study start ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- Diagnosis of pancreatic cancer [ Time Frame: 6 months after study start ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||January 2009|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||December 2009|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||November 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Compared to dynamic phase pancreatic CT, integrated PET-CT will be evaluated for sensitivity, specificity and accuracy of diagnosing and staging pancreatic cancer while the gold standard for pancratic cancer is operative specimen. If the operation can't be performed, EUS-FNA of the pancreatic mass or lymph node and additional imaging modality will be preferred to laparotomy.