COVID-19 is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation.
Get the latest public health information from CDC:

Get the latest research information from NIH: Menu

Integrated Positron Emission Tomography - Computed Tomography (PET-CT) in Patients With Pancreatic Cancer

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00885248
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified April 2009 by Asan Medical Center.
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
First Posted : April 21, 2009
Last Update Posted : April 21, 2009
Information provided by:
Asan Medical Center

Brief Summary:

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.

Condition or disease
Pancreatic Cancer

Detailed Description:
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.

Layout table for study information
Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 70 participants
Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Clinical Implication of Integrated PET-CT in the Patients With Pancreatic Cancer
Study Start Date : January 2009
Estimated Primary Completion Date : November 2009
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 2009

Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Staging of pancreatic cancer [ Time Frame: 6 months after study start ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Diagnosis of pancreatic cancer [ Time Frame: 6 months after study start ]

Information from the National Library of Medicine

Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision. Talk with your doctor and family members or friends about deciding to join a study. To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contacts provided below. For general information, Learn About Clinical Studies.

Layout table for eligibility information
Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
The suspects of pancreatic cancer to visit Asan Medical Center in South Korea

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Pancreatic mass suspicious of pancreatic cancer
  • No comorbidity, expected life expectancy less than 6 months
  • Consent this study in letter

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Refuse diagnostic and staging work-up

Information from the National Library of Medicine

To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.

Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00885248

Layout table for location information
Korea, Republic of
Asan Medical Center
Seoul, Korea, Republic of, 138-736
Sponsors and Collaborators
Asan Medical Center
Layout table for additonal information
Responsible Party: Myung-Hwan Kim, Department of Internal Medicine, Asan Medical Center Identifier: NCT00885248    
Other Study ID Numbers: 2008-0623
First Posted: April 21, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 21, 2009
Last Verified: April 2009
Keywords provided by Asan Medical Center:
pancreatic cancer
integrated PET-CT
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Layout table for MeSH terms
Pancreatic Neoplasms
Digestive System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Endocrine Gland Neoplasms
Digestive System Diseases
Pancreatic Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases