Image Fusion PET, CT and 3D-ultrasound Examinations

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 13, 2006
Last Update Posted : December 3, 2012
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Caroline Ewertsen, Rigshospitalet, Denmark

Brief Summary:

CT-examinations are used in computer programs which are used in the planning of external radiation of cancers in the anal canal. In CT the structures of the anal canal are hardly visible. 3D-ultrasound examinations offer a better visualisation of normal and pathological structures of the anal canal. The description of the tumour made from the 3D-ultrasound examination is used in the planning of the external radiation.

PET-CT is used to visualise tumour activity also in lymp nodes. The hypothesis of the study is that image fusion of PET, CT and 3D-ultrasound will offer better visualisation of tumour and hereby more accurate diagnostics and treatment.

Condition or disease
Anal Cancer

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 10 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Image Fusion PET, CT and 3D-ultrasound Examinations in Treatment of Anal Cancer
Study Start Date : June 2006
Actual Primary Completion Date : April 2009
Actual Study Completion Date : April 2009

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Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Program to fuse 3D ultrasound and PET/CT data [ Time Frame: april 2009 ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients with anal cancer

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Histologically verified cancer of the anal canal

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnancy
  • Unability to cooperate to radiation therapy

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00302094

Clinic of Radiology, Section of Ultrasound, Rigshospitalet
Copenhagen, Denmark, 2100
Sponsors and Collaborators
Rigshospitalet, Denmark
Study Director: Michael B Nielsen, Dmsci, phd. Rigshospitalet, Denmark
Principal Investigator: Caroline Ewertsen, MD Rigshospitalet, Denmark

Responsible Party: Caroline Ewertsen, MD, PhD, Rigshospitalet, Denmark Identifier: NCT00302094     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: (KF) 11-107/03
First Posted: March 13, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 3, 2012
Last Verified: November 2012

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Anus Neoplasms
Rectal Neoplasms
Colorectal Neoplasms
Intestinal Neoplasms
Gastrointestinal Neoplasms
Digestive System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Digestive System Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Intestinal Diseases
Anus Diseases
Rectal Diseases