Preliminary Assessment of Added Diagnostic Value of Dual Energy CT Images Using Data Acquired on a Spectral Detector CT
This trial is active, not recruiting.
|Condition||compare image quality between sdct and conventional ct images of any tissue lesion, determine optimal monochromatic energy level for a coronary artery image|
|Treatment||computed tomography scan|
|Start date||October 2013|
|End date||September 2016|
|Trial size||150 participants|
|Trial identifier||NCT02760706, SDCTUH08-13-12|
Study hypothesis: Post-processed SDCT images provide additional diagnostic value over conventional CT datasets.
The CT examination would be a clinically-necessary, standard-of-care CT performed as per the clinical indication. The protocol and scan parameters for the CT exam will be similar to that of an equivalent scan performed with any other CT scanner. There would be no additional scanner of injection of any drug specifically for the study. The conventional CT images generated by the scanner will be used for clinical purposes as routinely practiced.
Determine if Post-processed SDCT images provide additional diagnostic value over conventional CT datasets.
time frame: 6 months
Male or female participants from 18 years up to 100 years old.
Inclusion Criteria: - a patient scheduled for a clinically indicated CT scan for one or more of the following body regions/organ systems: - head and neck - body (chest and abdomen/pelvis) - cardiovascular structures. - these scans may be without contrast, with contrast enhancement, or CT angiograms. Exclusion Criteria: - under the age of 18 years old - standard exclusion criteria for CT scans
|Official title||Preliminary Assessment of the Added Diagnostic Value of Dual Energy Computed Tomography (DECT) Images Using Data Acquired on a Spectral Detector Computed Tomography (SDCT)|
|Principal investigator||Robert C Gilkeson,, M.D.|
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