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Evaluating a new contrast delivery device in dogs with lung tumors

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"Help us find the best device to deliver imaging contrast to lung tumors in dogs!"
Animal: Dogs
Age: None specified
Healthy Pets: No
Keywords: lung tumor, cancer, dog, canine, device
Type: Device
18 Participants
Background and purpose
Lung tumors are an important disease in dogs that require further investigation into diagnostic and therapeutic options. The purposes of this study are to assess: 1) the use of different dye injection devices and 2) the distribution of dye within a lung tumor after injection.
What happens in this study

As part of this study, your dog will receive the same diagnostic tests and care that any other dog with lung tumors presented to the UC Davis VMTH would receive. If you agree to enroll your dog in the trial, your dog will be randomly assigned to a particular device which will be used to inject dye into the lung tumor; additionally, your dog will undergo a contrast CT scan while under anesthesia. After the CT scan, your dog will be taken to surgery as per standard of care for lung tumors.

Pet owner responsibilities

You will be responsible for keeping all scheduled appointments and covering costs associated with the diagnosis of your dog’s cancer prior to enrollment as well as any costs outside of the provided credits. Your dog’s participation ends after the CT scan has been completed.

Participation requirements

We are looking for dogs diagnosed with lung tumors.

Bloodwork (CBC, Chemistry Panel), chest x-rays, and thoracic ultrasound are needed to determine eligibility.

Benefits and risks of participating
Although there is a financial benefit to participating, there is no medical benefit to your dog.
The study will pay for the CT scan and associated anesthesia, all costs associated with the contrast agent and its delivery, the initial thoracic ultrasound, blood and urine collection and analyses, as well as provide a $2500 UC Davis VMTH credit that will go towards your dog’s surgery and up to $2000 towards medical treatment if your pet experiences adverse event(s) as a result of taking part in this study.
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Clinical Trial Informational Flyer
Study duration and period
If you choose to enroll your dog in this study, he/she will have the CT performed on day 0 and then your dog will be taken to surgery as per standard of care for your dog’s tumor(s). Your dog’s participation ends after the CT scan has been completed.
Recruitment period
From March 5, 2018
UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital
1 Garrod Drive
Small Animal Clinic - Soft Tissue Surgery
Davis, CA 95616
Dr. Bill Culp

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