The Role of CT-PET-MRI Image Fusion in Determining Radiation Treatment Volumes of Head-and-Neck Cancer Patients
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00184860|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 16, 2005
Last Update Posted : April 27, 2007
Technical developments in radiation oncology are making it possible to deliver a prescribed radiation dose to radiation target volume with increasing accuracy.
Therefore it is becoming even more relevant to accurately define the radiation target volumes.
The current standard in defining radiation target volumes in patients with head-and-neck cancer is to combine physical examination data with a CT-scan in the treatment position.
The goal of this investigation is to analyse the rol of CT-PET-MRI image fusion in defining radiation target volumes.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment|
|Head and Neck Neoplasms||Procedure: PET-scan, MRI-scan|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||80 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||The Value of CT-PET-MRI Image Fusion in Determining Radiation Treatment Volumes in Patients With a Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head-and-Neck Region, Who Are to be Treated With Definitive Radiotherapy|
|Study Start Date :||June 2003|
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00184860
|Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre|
|Nijmegen, Gelderland, Netherlands, 6500HB|
|Study Director:||Johannes H Kaanders, MD. PhD||Radiation oncologist, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands|