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This is a clinical research study using I-131 Iodocholesterol which is an experimental radioactive chemical that when injected into the vein, is picked up in the adrenal glands and permits visualization with gamma imaging devices. These images are used in diagnosing a variety of adrenal abnormalities.Prior to the injection of I-131 Iodocholesterol, the patient will receive perchlorate capsules to block any uptake of I-131 by the thyroid gland if this is deemed important. The patient will continue to take these capsules throughout the period of imaging, which may last up to 1 week. The injection of I-131 Iodocholesterol will be given into a vein and the patient will return for images on at least 1 and possibly 2 occasions between 3-7 days after injection. If the case requires it, the patient may also be given a steroid in tablet form, dexamethasone, to take orally prior to and after the injection to suppress normal adrenal function so that the abnormal tissues can be more easily detected.
Allocation: Non-Randomized, Control: Uncontrolled, Endpoint Classification: Safety Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Adrenal Gland Diseases
University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:56:05-0400
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Pathological processes of the ADRENAL GLANDS.
19-Iodocholest-5-en-3 beta-ol. A cholesterol derivative usually substituted with radioactive iodine in the 19 position. The compound is an adrenal cortex scanning agent used in the assessment of patients suspected of having Cushing's syndrome, hyperaldosteronism, pheochromocytoma and adrenal remnants following total adrenalectomy.
Conditions in which the production of adrenal CORTICOSTEROIDS falls below the requirement of the body. Adrenal insufficiency can be caused by defects in the ADRENAL GLANDS, the PITUITARY GLAND, or the HYPOTHALAMUS.
The inner portion of the adrenal gland. Derived from ECTODERM, adrenal medulla consists mainly of CHROMAFFIN CELLS that produces and stores a number of NEUROTRANSMITTERS, mainly adrenaline (EPINEPHRINE) and NOREPINEPHRINE. The activity of the adrenal medulla is regulated by the SYMPATHETIC NERVOUS SYSTEM.
A pair of glands located at the cranial pole of each of the two KIDNEYS. Each adrenal gland is composed of two distinct endocrine tissues with separate embryonic origins, the ADRENAL CORTEX producing STEROIDS and the ADRENAL MEDULLA producing NEUROTRANSMITTERS.
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