Clinical and Technical Feasibility of a Ultrasuperparamagnetic Nanoparticle Iron Oxide (USPIO)-Enhanced Magnetic Resonance Lymph Node Imaging
If you are found to be eligible, during the following MRI scans, you will pass into a long,
narrow tube scanner, which is open at both ends. You will have a total of 3 MRI scans.
You will have an MRI scan before you receive ferumoxytole as needed. This is the
standard-of-care MRI scan. You will then receive ferumoxytole by vein. If you are
scheduled to have an MRI scan of your abdomen, or if you have visible lymph nodes in the
abdomen, you will stay in the MRI scanner an extra 30 minutes for liver imaging right after
you receive your dose of ferumoxytole. This is a part of an investigational scan (Visit
You will then return for an MRI scan 2 days later (Visit 2--Day 2) and then again the
following day (Visit 3--Day 3) to scan your lymph nodes. These are the investigational
scans. The timing of the second and third scans may be changed based on the study doctor's
Length of Study:
Your participation on this study will be over after the third MRI scan.
This is an investigational study. Ferumoxytole is FDA approved and commercially available
for the treatment of iron-deficiency anemia in patients with chronic kidney disease. Its
use to help researchers "see" cancerous lymph nodes from an MRI scan is considered
Up to 18 participants will be enrolled in this study. All will take part at MD Anderson.
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Feraheme Enhanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
Signal intensity (SI) change of a lymph node between the pre- and post- contrast images observed subjectively at each time point. The degree of SI change at each time point compared each other subjectively and a time point showing the nodes best (greatest signal loss relative to that on pre-contrast images) identified (optimum scan time).
Haesun Choi, MD
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
United States: Institutional Review Board
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