Realtime-Elastography (RTE) and Thyroid Nodules

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified May 2012 by Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Hospitals
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Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Hospitals
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01609946
First received: May 30, 2012
Last updated: July 13, 2012
Last verified: May 2012
  Purpose

The study is an open, prospective multicenter study. According to the statistical sample size calculation 593 patients with thyroid nodules ≥ 5mm in size will be included in the study. Reference methods are cytology obtained by Fine needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) or histology obtained by surgery.

All patients will receive an B-mode and Duplex ultrasound examination of the thyroid gland, as well as Realtime Elastography of thyroid nodules.

Results of B-mode and Duplex ultrasound are compared to Realtime Elastography to evaluate the additional value of Realtime Elastography in the diagnostic work up of thyroid nodules.


Condition Intervention
Thyroid Nodules
Device: Realtime-Elastography, linear ultrasound probe, Hitachi EUB-900, Japan
Procedure: Cytology (FNAB) or Surgery

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Official Title: Evaluation of Realtime-Elastography for Differentiation of Thyroid Nodules: a Multicenter Study

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Further study details as provided by Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Hospitals:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Realtime-Elastography scores I-IV in thyroid nodules [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Scores: I-II: benign; III-IV: malignant nodules. The sensitivity and specificity of Realtime-Elastography for the diagnosis of malignant thyroid nodules will be calculated on the basis of above-specified criteria. Cytology is used as reference method for benign nodules and histology for malignant nodules.


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Comparison of Realtime-Elastography with B-mode and Duplex-Ultrasonography concerning the additional diagnostic information obtained by Realtime-Elastography [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 593
Study Start Date: June 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2014
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • patients with thyroid nodules ≥ 5mm in size and TSH ≥ 0,35µU/ml
  • Cytology obtained by FNAB or thyroid surgery planned
  • age ≥ 18 year
  • signed written consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Diseases which preclude study accomplishment or put the patient at any risk (e.g. psychiatric diseases)
  • Non-contractually capable persons
  • Pregnancy
  • Lactation
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01609946

Contacts
Contact: Joerg Bojunga, MD 49696301 ext 87686 Joerg.Bojunga@kgu.de
Contact: Mireen Friedrich-Rust, MD 49696301 ext 87686 Mireen.Friedrich-Rust@kgu.de

Locations
Germany
Caritas-Krankenhaus Recruiting
Bad Mergentheim, Germany
Klinikum Bielefeld Recruiting
Bielefeld, Germany
Bürgerhospital Recruiting
Frankfurt, Germany
Klinikum der J. W. Goethe-Universität Recruiting
Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Contact: Joerg Bojunga, MD       Joerg.Bojunga@kgu.de   
Helfenstein Klinik Recruiting
Geislingen, Germany
Universitätsklinikum Leipzig Recruiting
Leipzig, Germany
Klinikum am Steinberg Recruiting
Reutlingen, Germany
Endokrinologie und Diabetologie im Zentrum Recruiting
Stuttgart, Germany
Universitätsklinikum Ulm Recruiting
Ulm, Germany
Deutsche Klinik für Diagnostik Recruiting
Wiesbaden, Germany
Sponsors and Collaborators
Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Hospitals
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Joerg Bojunga, MD Klinikum der J. W. Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt, Germany
  More Information

No publications provided

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01609946     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: JWGUHMED1-004
Study First Received: May 30, 2012
Last Updated: July 13, 2012
Health Authority: Germany: Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices

Keywords provided by Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Hospitals:
presenting for FNAB or surgery

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Thyroid Diseases
Thyroid Nodule
Endocrine System Diseases
Thyroid Neoplasms
Endocrine Gland Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Neoplasms
Head and Neck Neoplasms

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on July 26, 2014