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Baltimore, Maryland 21201


Purpose:

Examine the feasibility and efficacy of individually optimized uniform contrast enhancement in CT pulmonary angiography (CTPA) for the diagnosis of pulmonary thromboembolic disease.


Study summary:

Patient characteristics, qualitative image quality scores, and quantitative contrast enhancement and CNR will be described using mean values and standard deviations for continuous variables, and frequencies and percent for categorical variables. Difference between the two patient groups will be compared using Wilcoxon signed rank tests and chi-square statistics for continuous and categorical variables, respectively. All statistical tests will be performed at a significance level of 0.05.


Criteria:

Inclusion Criteria: - Patients 18 years old or older - Patients who have been recommended for CTPA scan for the diagnosis of pulmonary; thromboembolic disease (PE) in the Department of Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine at the University of Maryland-Patients whose body mass index (BMI) is greater than 30 kg/m2. - Patients whose body mass index (BMI) is greater than 30 kg/m2 - Patients who signed the University of Maryland Medical Center Consent for Intravenous Contrast Administration Exclusion Criteria: - Pregnant or breast-feeding women; Female participants of childbearing age (10 - 60 years) will be screened for their pregnancy status prior to study registration, by following the Department of Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine CLINICAL STANDARD Procedure DI-AOP-003 "Pregnancy Screening Documentation"; - Patients with decreased renal function34-36. This is evaluated by blood work checked within 30 days prior to the CTPA scan with contrast. Patients cannot receive contrast if their BUN index is not within [7-20] or creatinine is not within [0.5 - 1.4] mg/dL - Patients with decreased renal function34-36. This is evaluated by blood work checked within current admission for inpatients or within 30 days for outpatients prior to the CTPA scan with contrast. Patients cannot receive contrast if their serum creatinine level exceeds 2.0 mg/dL - Patients with known moderate or severe allergic reactions to contrast, including but not limited to: shortness of breath, a change in baseline vital signs, such as a change in blood pressure, tachycardia, increased respirations that can progress to major respiratory distress, laryngeal edema, bronchospasm, arrhythmias, convulsions, and cardiopulmonary arrest.


NCT ID:

NCT02241525


Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Wei Lu, PhD
Univerysity of Maryland Baltimore


Backup Contact:

N/A


Location Contact:

Baltimore, Maryland 21201
United States



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Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: November 24, 2017

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