Prostate Delineation: High Quality Volume CT
This study will look at how feasible it is to use a certain type of Computed Tomography (CT) to scan prostate cancer, called a high quality volume CT scan. It is hoped that this technique will help doctors provide a higher-quality image of the prostate cancer, making it easier to plan the area that will be treated. Using this type of CT scan will also lessen the amount of time patients spend in the scanner.
This study will not offer patients a different treatment for their prostate cancer. Patients will receive the most appropriate standard treatment whether or not they are in this study.
|Study Design:||Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
|Official Title:||Prostate Delineation During Radiation Treatment Planning for Prostate Cancer: Comparison of High Quality Volume Computerized Tomography With Conventional Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging|
- Using different scanning methods for patients undergoing radical external beam radiotherapy for prostate cancer to determine inter-observer variability in prostate gland delineation on the images. [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- Determine the concordance between delineators in identifying the prostate apex on the 2 CT image sets. MRI will be considered the "gold-standard" for identifying the prostate apex. [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||October 2012|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||September 2014|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||June 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
High Quality Volume CT Scan; MRI Scan
Patients will have the High Quality volume CT scan immediately after their CT scan followed by MRI Scan.
Other: High Quality Volume CT Scan; MRI Scan
Patients will have the High Quality volume CT scan immediately after their CT scan followed by MRI scan.
|Contact: Charles Catton, MD||416 946 4501 ext 2121||Charles.Catton@rmp.uhn.on.ca|
|Contact: Hamideh Alasti, PhD||416 946 4501 ext 5812||Hamideh.Alasti@rmp.uhn.on.ca|
|University Health Network, The Princess Margaret||Recruiting|
|Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5G 2M9|
|Contact: Charles Catton, MD 416 946 4501 ext 2121 Charles.Catton@rmp.uhn.on.ca|
|Contact: Hamideh Alasti, PhD 416 946 4501 ext 5812 hamideh.Alasti@rmp.uhn.on.ca|
|Principal Investigator: Charles Catton, MD|