Safety Evaluation of ExAblate MRgFUS for Prostate Cancer

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : December 18, 2008
Last Update Posted : March 8, 2016
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Brief Summary:
Evaluate the safety, compatibility and imaging quality of the ExAblate MRgFUS system.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Prostate Cancer Device: ExAblate MRgFUS for prostate cancer Phase 1

Detailed Description:
The objective of this study is to evaluate safety, compatibility and imaging quality of the ExAblate MRgFUS system for prostate cancer, under simulated use conditions. No acoustic energy will be delivered and no focused ultrasound therapy will be performed. This is an imaging only study.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 10 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Safety, Compatibility and Imaging Quality of ExAblate Prostate Applicator for Prostate Cancer
Study Start Date : January 2009
Primary Completion Date : June 2013
Study Completion Date : June 2013

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MedlinePlus related topics: Prostate Cancer
U.S. FDA Resources

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Simulated ExAblate MRgFUS
Patients undergoing simulated ExAblate MRgFUS device use
Device: ExAblate MRgFUS for prostate cancer
Simulated use of ExAblate MRgFUS system

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Device-related adverse events [ Time Frame: Throughout study period ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Device compatibility with human anatomy [ Time Frame: During simulated device use ]
  2. MR Imaging Quality [ Time Frame: During simulated device use ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 75 Years   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age of patients: up to 75 years.
  • Men scheduled for radical prostatectomy due to prostate cancer.
  • Patients who are able and willing to give consent and able to attend all study visits.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Contraindications to MRI including: claustrophobia, weight over 120 kg, implanted ferromagnetic materials or foreign objects, and known intolerance to the MRI contrast agent (e.g. Gadolinium or Magnevist)
  • Severely abnormal coagulation (INR>1.5)
  • Patients with unstable cardiac status including: unstable angina pectoris on medication, patients with documented myocardial infarction within six months of protocol entry, congestive heart failure requiring medication (other than diuretic), patients on anti-arrhythmic drugs, severe hypertension (diastolic BP > 100 on medication), and patients with cardiac pacemakers
  • Severe cerebrovascular disease (multiple CVA or CVA within 6 months)
  • Individuals who are not able or willing to tolerate the required prolonged stationary supine position during imaging (approximately 1 hrs.)
  • Any rectal pathology preventing probe insertion, (as active proctitis, ulcerative colitis, fissure ani, diverticulitis, previous rectal surgery, IBD, etc…)
  • Any spinal pathology that prohibits maintaining supine position for more then an hour
  • Any previous radiation to the pelvis.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00811265

Sheba Medical Center
Tel Hashomer, Israel
Sponsors and Collaborators

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: InSightec Identifier: NCT00811265     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: PC001
First Posted: December 18, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 8, 2016
Last Verified: March 2016

Keywords provided by InSightec:
ExAblate MRgFUS
Focused ultrasound
Magnetic resonance imaging
Prostate cancer
Radical prostatectomy candidate

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Prostatic Neoplasms
Genital Neoplasms, Male
Urogenital Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Genital Diseases, Male
Prostatic Diseases