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Megavoltage CT (MVCT) Imaging for Intracavitary Radiation Treatment in Cervix Cancer

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00124423
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 28, 2005
Last Update Posted : February 26, 2016
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
The Cross Cancer Institute has recently acquired a tomotherapy radiotherapy treatment machine; the first of its kind in Canada. It has the potential to improve cancer treatment outcomes where radiotherapy is used. Cervix cancer is a disease where radiotherapy is a particularly important treatment modality. The researchers believe that by combining tomotherapy (which has the ability to give higher doses of radiation to areas of cancer while sparing normal tissues) with radiotherapy given from inside the uterus and vagina (brachytherapy) disease outcomes will be improved. For this to be possible the researchers will need to accurately map the doses of radiation given to the cervix, uterus and other pelvic organs from these two types of radiation treatment. As well as being used for treatment, the tomotherapy machine can also be used for taking medical images by using very much lower doses of radiation. This study will allow the researchers to develop the mapping process by using very low doses of radiation on the tomotherapy unit to take medical x-ray images of patients being treated by brachytherapy for cervix cancer. In this special circumstance the researchers expect the images to be of a higher quality than for conventional computed tomography (CT) scanning or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanning.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Cervix Cancer Procedure: Megavoltage CT scan

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Study Design

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 5 participants
Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Megavoltage CT (MVCT) Imaging for Intracavitary Radiation Treatment in Cervix Cancer
Study Start Date : June 2004
Primary Completion Date : June 2007
Study Completion Date : June 2007

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
community sample

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients undergoing brachytherapy for cervix cancer

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patient refusal
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Canada, Alberta
Cross Cancer Institute
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, T6G 1Z2
Sponsors and Collaborators
AHS Cancer Control Alberta
Principal Investigator: Robert Pearcey, MD AHS Cancer Control Alberta
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Responsible Party: AHS Cancer Control Alberta
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00124423     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: GY-03-0018/ethics 21373
First Posted: July 28, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 26, 2016
Last Verified: April 2012

Keywords provided by AHS Cancer Control Alberta:
brachytherapy megavoltage CT imaging

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Uterine Cervical Neoplasms
Uterine Neoplasms
Genital Neoplasms, Female
Urogenital Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Uterine Cervical Diseases
Uterine Diseases
Genital Diseases, Female