Application of 68Ga NEB PET Imaging in the Diagnosis and Evaluation of Lymphatic Disorders

Study Purpose

This is an open-label whole-body PET/CT study for investigating the value of 68Ga NEB PET imaging in the diagnosis and evaluation of lymphatic disorders including lymphedema, lymphangioma, lymphangioleiomyomatosis, plastic bronchitis, lymphadenopathy caused by rheumatoid arthritis, etc.

Recruitment Criteria

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

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Study Type

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Eligible Ages 18 Years - 80 Years
Gender All
More Inclusion & Exclusion Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • - Must be able to provide a written informed consent; Males and females, ≥18 years old; Diagnostic CT or MRI suggesting a diagnosis of lymphatic system lesion(s).
In suspicion of lymphedema, lymphangioma, lymphangioleiomyomatosis, plastic bronchitis, lymphadenopathy caused by rheumatoid arthritis, etc.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • - Females planning to bear a child recently or with childbearing potential; Known severe allergy or hypersensitivity to IV radiographic contrast; Inability to lie still for the entire imaging time because of cough, pain, etc. Inability to complete the needed examinations due to severe claustrophobia, radiation phobia, etc. Concurrent severe and/or uncontrolled and/or unstable other medical disease that, in the opinion of the investigator, may significantly interfere with study compliance.

Trial Details

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Phase 1
Lead Sponsor

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Peking Union Medical College Hospital
Principal Investigator

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Zhaohui Zhu, MD,PhD
Principal Investigator Affiliation Peking Union Medical College Hospital
Agency Class

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Overall Status Recruiting
Countries China

The disease, disorder, syndrome, illness, or injury that is being studied.

Lymphatic Disorders
Additional Details

No fasting, hydration or other specific preparation was requested on the day of imaging. Patients for lymphatic drainage disorders imaging underwent whole-body PET/CT acquisitions 20-40 min after subcutaneously injected into first and second interdigital spaces of both feet or hands of 74-111 MBq (2-3 mCi) 68Ga-NEB with each bed position lasted for 2 min. A MIM workstation was used for post-processing. The visual method was used to evaluate the lymphatic system, including the morphology and the distribution of the lymphatic system. Semiquantitative methods were applied for image analysis.

Arms & Interventions


Experimental: 68Ga-NEB injection and PET/CT scan

Patients for lymphatic disorders imaging: The patients were subcutaneously injected with 68Ga-NEB and underwent PET/CT scan 20~40min after the injection.


Drug: - 68Ga-NEB

68Ga-NEB were injected into the patients before the PET/CT scans

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International Sites

Beijing, Beijing, China




Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Science and Peking Union Medical College

Beijing, Beijing, 100730

Site Contact

Guozhu Hou, MD


+86 15611145656

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