Differentiation of Malig. & Ben. Solitary Pulm. Nodules & Prediction of Clin. Outcome Using Perfus. Analysis of DCEMRI

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified December 2004 by National Taiwan University Hospital.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00172575
First received: September 12, 2005
Last updated: NA
Last verified: December 2004
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Differentiation of Malig. & Ben. Solitary Pulm. Nodules & Prediction of Clin. Outcome Using Perfus. Analysis of DCEMRI
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The purpose of our study is to determine whether contrast-enhanced dynamic MRI (DCE MRI) analysis of tumor angiogenesis and perfusion can be used as a reliable modality to differentiate benign from malignant solitary pulmonary nodules (SPN) before surgical intervention, using kinetic model derived from DCE MRI, and further correlate if there is any positive correlation between angiogenesis factor (vascular endothelial growth factor VEGF, microvessel density MVD); and if the perfusion parameters from DCE MRI can predict patients’ outcomes and survival.

The solitary pulmonary nodule (SPN) is a common finding in chest radiography. Pulmonary nodules larger than 1cm indicative of malignancy or with indeterminate finding according to morphology criteria have to be defined by invasive methods such as biopsy or surgical excision, and benign pathology makes up 20-50% of those resected pulmonary lesions. The lesions not receiving surgical intervention often need imaging follow-up on a regular basis for a long period of time to monitor the stability of the finding.

There are many reports regarding the MRI perfusion analysis of neoplasms from many organs, including bone marrow, liver, breast, cervix, and they stressed not only on comparison between benignity and malignancy, but also on monitoring the treatment outcomes after neoadjuvant chemotherapy, radiation therapy or anti-angiogenic agent therapy [7-15]. Dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI (DCE MRI) is not a standard examination for SPN, but there have been some data regarding the differentiation between malignant and benign SPN using DCE MRI, with MRI offering higher specificity compared to dynamic CT scan [6, 7, 16]. It was also reported that DCE MRI could delineate kinetic and morphologic differences in tumor angiogenesis and perfusion characteristics between malignant and benign pulmonary lesions with relatively high accuracy [7, 16]. The purpose of our study is to determine whether DCE MRI analysis of tumor angiogenesis and perfusion can be used as a reliable modality to differentiate benign from malignant SPN before surgical intervention, using kinetic model derived from DCE MRI, and further correlate if there is any positive correlation between angiogenesis factor (vascular endothelial growth factor VEGF, microvessel density MVD); and if the perfusion parameters from DCE MRI can predict patients’ outcomes and survival.

Observational
Observational Model: Defined Population
Primary Purpose: Screening
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
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Lung Neoplasms
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Recruiting
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December 2006
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Inclusion Criteria:

  • patients who have solitary pulmonary nodules in CT

Exclusion Criteria:

  • patients who don't fit the above inclusion criteria
Both
20 Years and older
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Contact: Jane Wang, MD 886-2-23123456 ext 5565 hstjen@yahoo.com.tw
Taiwan
 
NCT00172575
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National Taiwan University Hospital
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Study Director: Pan-Chyr Yang, PhD National Taiwan University Hospital
Study Chair: Tiffany Ting-Fang Shih, MD National Taiwan University Hospital
National Taiwan University Hospital
December 2004

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