Diagnostic Comparison of PET-magnetic Resonance and PET-CT in Patients With Oncologic Diseases

Condition(s): Neoplasm Staging
NCTId: NCT02316431

Official Title

Diagnostic Comparison and Workflow Evaluation of Whole Body PET-magnetic Resonance and PET-CT With and Without Contrast Media in Patients With Oncologic Diseases


Diagnostic accuracy of PET/magnetic resonance and PET/CT will be compared concerning primary tumor, regional nodes, metastasis (TNM) staging and therapeutic influence. Workflow scenarios will be evaluated to create imaging protocols which are time efficient and diagnostically accurate.


Eligibility Criteria

Gender Minimum Age Maximum Age Healthy Volunteers?
Both 18 Years 90 Years False

Inclusion Criteria:

- Male and female patients from 18-90 years

- Written informed consent

- Patients with a proven or suspected oncological disease referred for a clinically -Indicated PET/CT with of without contrast media

Exclusion Criteria:

- Pregnant or breast feeding women

- Non compliance of the patient to follow the study instructions (e.g. hearing problems, dementia)

- Inclusion in another clinical trial 30 days prior to inclusion

- Age < 30years

- Contraindication for MRI (cardiac pacemaker, certain metal implants, claustrophobia

- Known allergies to contrast CT or MRI contrast media

- Patients with an glomerular filtration rate of < 60ml/min/1.73m2

Interventions & Outcomes

Study Outcomes

Primary Outcome(s)

Timeframe: 12 month
Measure: Number of patients with correct TNM staging defined with PET/magnetic resonance versus PET/CT
Safety Issue? No

Secondary Outcome(s)

Measure: Number of minutes needed per PET/magnetic resonance protocol compared to PET/CT
Timeframe: 12 month
Safety Issue? No

Facility Locations

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Clinical Research Study Facility Locations

Not yet recruiting

University Hospital Zurich
Zurich, 8091 Switzerland

Related Keywords & Studies

Conditions and Diseases with Related Research Studies

  1. Neoplasm Staging