Prostate Delineation: High Quality Volume CT
This study will look at how feasible it is to use a certain type of Computed Tomography (CT) to scan prostate cancer, called a high quality volume CT scan. It is hoped that this technique will help doctors provide a higher-quality image of the prostate cancer, making it easier to plan the area that will be treated. Using this type of CT scan will also lessen the amount of time patients spend in the scanner.
This study will not offer patients a different treatment for their prostate cancer. Patients will receive the most appropriate standard treatment whether or not they are in this study.
|Study Design:||Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
|Official Title:||Prostate Delineation During Radiation Treatment Planning for Prostate Cancer: Comparison of High Quality Volume Computerized Tomography With Conventional Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging|
- Using different scanning methods for patients undergoing radical external beam radiotherapy for prostate cancer to determine inter-observer variability in prostate gland delineation on the images. [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
- Determine the concordance between delineators in identifying the prostate apex on the 2 CT image sets. MRI will be considered the "gold-standard" for identifying the prostate apex. [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
|Study Start Date:||October 2012|
|Study Completion Date:||August 11, 2017|
|Primary Completion Date:||August 11, 2017 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
High Quality Volume CT Scan; MRI Scan
Patients will have the High Quality volume CT scan immediately after their CT scan followed by MRI Scan.
Other: High Quality Volume CT Scan; MRI Scan
Patients will have the High Quality volume CT scan immediately after their CT scan followed by MRI scan.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01878773
|University Health Network, The Princess Margaret|
|Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5G 2M9|