Feasibility and Functionality of fPAM Imaging in Melanoma

Sponsored by Washington University School of Medicine

Phase Quota
Phase N/A

Melanoma is a cutaneous malignancy that has the potential for local (skin) and regional (lymph node) recurrence. These recurrences may be difficult to detect in their earliest stages. We are attempting to use novel form of skin imaging that uses ultrasound combined with laser to identify these recurrences early, when they may be most amenable to treatment. This imaging will detect melanoma pigment below the surface of the skin and in the draining lymph nodes, as well as new blood vessel formation that occurs with these loco-regional metastases.

Study Start Date: January 2009

Estimated Completion Date: December 2014

Specialties: Internal Medicine: Dermatology,Hematology/Oncology Oncology: Dermatologic Oncology,Diagnostics/Radiology Dermatology: Dermatologic Oncology


No interventions cited

Inclusion criteria

  • Adult patients (> 18 yrs of age) with recently diagnosed or a history of, Stage I - III melanoma who are able to give informed consent

Exclusion criteria

  • Patients with melanomas < 1mm
  • Pregnant females
  • Children and young adults < 18 yrs of age and patients who are unable to give informed consent

Study Locations And Contact Information

  • Washington University School of Medicine, Saint Louis Missouri
  • Washington University, Saint Louis Missouri
  • Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis Missouri

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