Optical Frequency Domain Imaging for Non-melanoma Skin Cancers (OFDI)
The purpose of this research study is to find out if a non-invasive imaging device called Optical Frequency Domain Imaging (OFDI) can help doctors to see the tissue and blood vessels that are related to non-melanoma skin cancers. OFDI was designed to see microscopic details of your skin without needing to use any invasive techniques such as surgery or biopsy.
|Study Design:||Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
|Official Title:||Optical Frequency Domain Imaging for Non-melanoma Skin Cancers|
- Successful imaging of lesion [ Time Frame: After completion of imaging session ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||November 2013|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||December 2016|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||December 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Experimental: NMSC Imaging
Optical Frequency Domain Imaging (OFDI) will be used to look at non melanoma skin cancer (NMSC) lesion(s).
Non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC) is the most common cancer in the United States, with more than 750,000 diagnosed patients treated every year. Its prevalence and incidence have significantly increased over the past two decades and it has been estimated that 20% of all Americans will develop this type of cancer during their lifetime (Neville et al., 2007). Biopsy and surgical resection of NMSC can result in tissue mutilation and scaring. Therefore, there is a need for new imaging technologies that can be used to non-invasively guide biopsy and surgery.
Optical Frequency Domain Imaging (OFDI) is a second-generation imaging implementation of optical coherence tomography (OCT) developed at the Wellman Center. OFDI provides high-resolution three-dimensional imaging in tissue. It uses an interferometric depth-sectioning technique and employs a near-infrared light source. Through analysis of phase information in the recorded signal. OFDI can detect blood vessels within tissues and tumors. Importantly, OFDI-based vascular imaging can be performed without the need for exogenous contrast agents, making it relatively easy to deploy in clinical settings.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01662713
|Contact: Fernanada Sakamoto, MDemail@example.com|
|Contact: Benjamin Vakoc, PhD|
|United States, Massachusetts|
|Massachusetts General Hospital||Recruiting|
|Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02114|
|Contact: Benjamin J Vakoc, PhD|
|Principal Investigator:||Benjamin Vakoc, PhD||Massachusetts General Hospital|