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  • d68Ga-DOTATATE PET/CT Assessment of Cardiac Sarcoidosis Rochester, MN

    The Researchers are trying to determine if 68Ga-DOTATATE PET/CT imaging will have a similar accuracy as 18FDG PET/CT in diagnosing cardiac sarcoidosis and if it will be able to do so without the need for complex patient dietary preparation that is required with 18FDG PET/CT.

  • Use of MRI and PET for Assessing Disease Activity in Takayasu's Arteritis Rochester, MN

    Assessing disease activity in people with Takayasu's arteritis is difficult, as most people with the disease do not exhibit visible, measurable symptoms. Combination positron emission tomography/computed axial tomography (PET/CT) is a particularly sensitive, accurate scanning method that may improve researchers' ability to evaluate people with the disease. This study will determine the effectiveness of PET/CT in assessing disease activity in people with Takayasu's arteritis.

  • A Pilot Study Using 18F-DOPA PET-guided Radiotherapy in Gliomas Rochester, MN

    For most brain tumors, radiation treatment is guided by a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scan. In this study, information from a special scan, called a Positron Emission Tomography/ Computed Tomography (PET/CT) scan using an amino acid called Fluorine-18-L-dihydroxyphenylalanine (18F-DOPA) will also be used to image the tumor and guide your radiation oncologist in determining locations to treat with radiation. This type of scan has shown promise in being able to better distinguish tumor from normal brain tissue and may help to more accurately plan radiation treatment. This type of scan can also assist the radiation oncologist in identifying the most ...

  • FES PET/CT in Predicting Response in Patients With Newly Diagnosed Metastatic Breast Cancer Receiving Endocrine Therapy Rochester, MN

    This phase II trial studies F-18 16 alpha-fluoroestradiol (FES) positron emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT) in predicting response to endocrine therapy in patients with newly diagnosed breast cancer that has spread to other parts of the body. FES is a radioactive form of the hormone estrogen and may "light up" where cancer is in the body. Diagnostic procedures using FES, such as FES PET/CT, may help measure the FES and help doctors predict how well the cancer will respond to treatment.

  • A Study of Clinical Evaluation of a PET/MR System Rochester, MN

    The first objective of this pilot research protocol is to evaluate the quality of PET from the SIGNA PET/MR system and to compare the quantitative accuracy of PET images from the PET/MR system to PET images from a standard PET/CT system. The second objective of this pilot research protocol is to compare the image quality from MRI images acquired on the SIGNA PET/MR to clinical MR images acquired on a standard 3.0T MRI system.

  • Comparison of F-18 FDG and C-11 Acetate PET in Multiple Myeloma Scottsdale/Phoenix, AZ

    Investigators are doing this study to determine which of four imaging techniques: Fludeoxyglucose Positron Emission Tomography (18 FDG PET) computerized tomography (CT), 18 FDG PET Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), C-11 acetate PET CT, and C-11 acetate PET MRI) is the best test for finding sites of active myeloma disease.

  • A Study Using Gallium-68 PSMA-11 and C-11 Choline PET Imaging to Detect Metastatic Prostate Cancer in Patients Rochester, MN

    Imaging and staging of prostate cancer is critical for surgical and treatment planning. In this protocol we will look at patients with suspected metastatic prostate cancer who have been imaged with 11C-Choline PET clinically and with PSMA PET (either Gallium-68 labeled HBED-CC PSMA (more commonly called 68Ga-PSMA-11) or F-18 PSMA 1007) in order to demonstrate their utility in detecting prostate cancer.

  • Genetic Biomarker Discovery for Metastatic Prostate Cancer Rochester, MN

    Biomarkers from circulating cell-free tumor DNA in peripheral blood will identify patients with metastatic prostate cancer diagnosed with C11 choline PET/CT who will benefit from metastasis-directed radiation, ablative therapies, and/or surgery. Tissue and blood will be collected before treatment. If patients receive androgen deprivation, then blood will be collected after neoadjuvant androgen deprivation but before radiation, ablative therapies, or surgery. Subsequent samples will be obtained at 3 months and 6 months following treatment, after which no further patient contact will occur.

  • Breast Imaging with Positron Emission Mammography Rochester, MN

    The objective of this study is to determine if the diagnostic performance of a dedicated breast-specific positron emission mammography (PEM) system, is superior to that obtained with a conventional PET/CT scanner and capable of producing acceptable image quality at a low-radiation dose level.

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