Last updated on February 2018

Diagnostic Imaging of Bone Metastases in Prostate Cancer Patients

Are you eligible to participate in this study?

You may be eligible for this study if you meet the following criteria:

  • Conditions: Prostate Cancer Metastatic to Bone
  • Age: Between 18 - 100 Years
  • Gender: Male

Inclusion Criteria:

A subject will be eligible for project participation if he meets all of the following

  • Is either 1) a newly diagnosed prostate cancer patient in clinical suspicion of bone metastases or 2) a previously diagnosed prostate cancer patient in clinical suspicion of progression in the form of bone metastases. The subject must have been referred to the standard diagnostic imaging (18F-NaF-PET-CT) at our institution for bone metastases.
  • The prostate cancer diagnosis must be biopsy-proven
  • The subject is willing and able to comply with the protocol as judged by the investigator

Exclusion Criteria:

A subject will be excluded from the protocol if he meets one or more of the following

  • Has prior malignancy, except for adequately treated basal cell or squamous cell skin cancer
  • Has pacemaker or implanted devices (eg. cardiac valves, neurostimulator or insulin pump) that cannot be removed, metal clips/metal prostheses from surgery that are not MRI compatible or metallic foreign bodies in the eye (MRI exclusion criteria)
  • Has any condition that places the subject at an unacceptable risk if he undergoes a diagnostic CT-scan (e.g. history of severe allergic reaction to the contrast agent).
  • Has severe obesity (>195 kg is the weight limit for the scanner table)
  • Has severe claustrophobia

Recruitment Status: Open

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