18F-FDG PET/MR Imaging for Differentiation of Serous From Non-Serous Pancreatic Cystic Neoplasms: A Pilot Study
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03352037|
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : November 24, 2017
Last Update Posted : November 24, 2017
The overlap of morphological imaging features results in many incidentally detected pancreatic cystic neoplasms going undiagnosed, including benign serous cystic neoplasms (SCN) and potentially malignant mucinous lesions (nonserous). The diagnostic ambiguity then lead to invasive procedures such as endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS), unwarranted surgical resection on SCN lesions or the need for long term periodic surveillance with delayed diagnosis of potentially malignant nonserous lesions. Therefore, precise differentiation of SCN from nonserous cystic neoplasms is highly desirable.
The 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) accumulation in tumor cells, which is induced by high expression of glucose transporter proteins (mainly include GLUT-1 and -3), can be used to discriminate malignant and benign pancreatic cystic tumors in positron emission tomography (PET) imaging. GLUT-1 expression has also been documented in benign SCN while no such evidence exists in potentially malignant nonserous cystic neoplasms. Based on this evidence, investigators will conduct a pilot study to evaluate if integrated 18F-FDG PET/MR imaging with simultaneous MR and PET acquisition is helpful in differentiation of SCN from nonserous lesions.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Pancreatic Cystic Neoplasms||Diagnostic Test: PET scan||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||20 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||18F-FDG PET/MR Imaging for Differentiation of Serous From Non-Serous Pancreatic Cystic Neoplasms: A Pilot Study|
|Actual Study Start Date :||June 15, 2017|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||July 31, 2018|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||July 31, 2018|
In this project, there is only one study group which comprises of patients with pancreatic cystic neoplasms who will undergo pancreatic PET/MRI.
Diagnostic Test: PET scan
Patients with known pancreatic cystic lesions requiring MR imaging for lesion characterization for clinical evaluation will be recruited to undergo 18F-FDG PET/MR imaging after written informed consent.
- Investigation of 18F-FDG PET/MRI efficacy in differentiating pancreatic cystic neoplasms [ Time Frame: 18 months ]
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|University Health Network||Recruiting|
|Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5G 1Z5|
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|Principal Investigator:||Kartik Jhaveri, MD||University Health Network, Toronto|