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Neurosurgical Use of Interstitial Laser Therapy (ILT) (ILT)

This study has been completed.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First Posted: September 21, 2005
Last Update Posted: February 23, 2017
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Alexandra J Golby, Brigham and Women's Hospital

The researchers' specific aims are to test the following hypotheses:

Hypothesis 1: A tumor can be completely ablated by ILT with MRI-guidance.

Hypothesis 2: The MRI-based 3D temperature map of tissue during ILT is predictive of destruction.

Hypothesis 3: The 3D "thermal dose" map that is based on the tissue's temperature over time is more predictive of tissue destruction than the temperature map.

Condition Intervention
Brain Tumor Device: Interstitial Laser Therapy

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Neurosurgical Use of Interstitial Laser Therapy (ILT)

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Further study details as provided by Alexandra J Golby, Brigham and Women's Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Ablation of lesion [ Time Frame: During procedure ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Patients undergoing ILT will be assessed pre- and post-operatively based on a neurological exam by a physician and patient self-assessment using the Glioma Outcomes Questionnaire [ Time Frame: 3 Months ]

Enrollment: 6
Study Start Date: January 2002
Study Completion Date: December 2006
Primary Completion Date: December 2006 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Brain tumor
Neurosurgical use of Interstitial Laser therapy
Device: Interstitial Laser Therapy
Other Name: ILT

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Male or female
  • Age 18+
  • Surgically difficult to access tumors including intracerebral metastases

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients unwilling or unable to give written consent
  • Patients at risk for cardiac ischemia
  • Patients who cannot physically fit in the MRI scanner in the MRI OR
  • Patients with contraindications to MRI imaging such as pacemakers, non-compatible aneurysm clips, shrapnel, and other internal ferromagnetic objects
  • Patients with coagulopathies, severe medical problems, cardiac arrhythmias or abnormal BUN
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00207350

United States, Massachusetts
Brigham & Women's Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02155
Sponsors and Collaborators
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Principal Investigator: Golby Alexandra, MD Brigham and Women's Hospital
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Additional Information:
Schulze PC, Vitzthum HE, Goldammer A, Schneider JP, Schober R. Laser-induced thermotherapy of neoplastic lesions in the brain--underlying tissue alterations, MRI-monitoring and clinical applicability. Acta Neurochir (Wien). 2004 Aug;146(8):803-12. Epub 2004 Jun 7. Review.
Peller M, Muacevic A, Reinl H, Sroka R, Abdel-Rahman S, Issels R, Reiser MF. [MRI-assisted thermometry for regional hyperthermia and interstitial laser thermotherapy]. Radiologe. 2004 Apr;44(4):310-9. German.
McNichols RJ, Gowda A, Kangasniemi M, Bankson JA, Price RE, Hazle JD. MR thermometry-based feedback control of laser interstitial thermal therapy at 980 nm. Lasers Surg Med. 2004;34(1):48-55.
Leonardi MA, Lumenta CB. Stereotactic guided laser-induced interstitial thermotherapy (SLITT) in gliomas with intraoperative morphologic monitoring in an open MR: clinical expierence. Minim Invasive Neurosurg. 2002 Dec;45(4):201-7.
Kuroda K, Kettenbach J, Nabavi A, Silverman SG, Morrison PR, Jolesz FA. Clinical trials of MR thermography for laser ablation of brain tumors. Journal of the Japanese Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (JMRM) 2002; 21;7,8:298-306.
Straube T, Kahn T. Thermal therapies in interventional MR imaging. Laser. Neuroimaging Clin N Am. 2001 Nov;11(4):749-57. Review.
Muacevic A, Peller M, Sroka R, Kalusche B, Pongratz T, Kreth FW, Steiger HJ, Reiser M, Reulen HJ. [Brain protective interstitial laser thermotherapy. Therapy of brain tumors without secondary damage]. MMW Fortschr Med. 2001 May 28;143 Suppl 2:87-8. German.

Responsible Party: Alexandra J Golby, Professor, Brigham and Women's Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00207350     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2001-P-001794
First Submitted: September 12, 2005
First Posted: September 21, 2005
Last Update Posted: February 23, 2017
Last Verified: February 2017
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: Undecided

Keywords provided by Alexandra J Golby, Brigham and Women's Hospital:
Brain Tumor

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Brain Neoplasms
Central Nervous System Neoplasms
Nervous System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases

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