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Pre-Operative Staging of Pancreatic Cancer Using Superparamagnetic Iron Oxide Magnetic Resonance Imaging (SPIO MRI)

2014-07-23 21:14:13 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The purpose of this research study is to see if a specific kind of MRI, called Superparamagnetic Iron Oxide Magnetic Resonance Imaging (SPIO MRI), which uses an FDA-approved contrast agent (Feridex) to see if it is able to identify small and otherwise undetectable lymph node metastases in people who have pancreatic cancer and are scheduled for surgical resection.

Description

- On the first day, study participants will undergo 2 MRI examinations. A scan will be done prior to administration of the contrast agent (Feridex) and then a second scan immediately after administration. On the second day, study participants will be asked to return for a third MRI.

- All MRI scans will be done at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Study Design

Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Diagnostic

Conditions

Pancreatic Cancer

Intervention

Superparamagnetic Iron Oxide Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Location

Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02114

Status

Recruiting

Source

Massachusetts General Hospital

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:14:13-0400

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