Feasibility Study for Detection of Cervical Lymph Node Metastases With a High-Resolution PET Imaging System in Patients With Known or Suspected Cancers of the Upper Aerodigestive Tract
If you agree to take part in this study, right after your already scheduled routine PET/CT
scan is complete, a study staff member will take you to a separate imaging room located in
the same clinic area where your routine PET/CT scan was just performed.
You will then sit in a chair as a study staff member positions the PEMFlex Solo II on either
side of the part of the neck that has, or is suspected to have cancer. It will take about
20 minutes to set up the PEMFlex Solo II and take the PET scan images.
Length of Study:
After the PET scan images have been taken using the PEMFlex Solo II, your participation in
this study will be over.
This is an investigational study. The PEMFlex Solo II is commercially available for PET
scan imaging of the breast. Using the PEMFlex Solo II for imaging any other parts of the
body is investigational.
Up to 28 patients will take part in this study. All will be enrolled at M. D. Anderson.
Observational Model: Case-Only, Time Perspective: Prospective
Number of peripheral tumor lesions identified in standard PET/CT imaging also identifiable in PEM images.
20 minutes for imaging using PEMFlex Solo II, within ± 30 days of standard PET/CT imaging
Eric Rohren, MD
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
United States: Institutional Review Board
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