Investigating the Blood Vessel Patterns of Canine Limb Soft Tissue Sarcomas

Patient Disease:

Canine Soft Tissue Sarcoma

Study Name:

Investigating the Blood Vessel Patterns of Canine Limb Soft Tissue Sarcomas

Purpose of the study:

  • To evaluate a specialized CT scan to better understand the blood vessel patterns associated with limb soft tissue sarcomas. This information will be used to help identify future novel treatments for dogs having soft tissue sarcomas on their lower legs.

Primary Eligibility Criteria:

  • Dogs with a confirmed diagnosis of soft tissue sarcoma that is on the lower limb (below the elbow or knee)
  • Healthy enough to safely undergo anesthesia for CT and receive IV contrast
  • No prior surgery, radiation, or chemotherapy for tumor
  • Pets must come to CSU for all visits related to the clinical trial

Study Protocol:

  • Dogs will be anesthetized and have a CT scan of the lower limb with additional CT images following routine intravenous contrast injection
  • Study participation is complete after the CT has been performed

Owner Responsibilities:

  • Follow appointment schedule required by study protocol
  • Any fees for CT scan not covered by study credit

Financial Incentives:

  • This study includes a $2000 credit to the hospital account to cover the cost of basic anesthesia for performing a CT scan (approximately $346) and the cost of a CT limb study with an angiogram and with optional positioning for potential radiation therapy planning (approximately $1010)

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