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The Role of CT-PET-MRI Image Fusion in Determining Radiation Treatment Volumes of Head-and-Neck Cancer Patients

This study has been completed.
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Radboud University Identifier:
First received: September 12, 2005
Last updated: April 26, 2007
Last verified: April 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 Intervention
Head and Neck Neoplasms Procedure: PET-scan, MRI-scan

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
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

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Further study details as provided by Radboud University:

Estimated Enrollment: 80
Study Start Date: June 2003

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

Patients eligible for definitive radiotherapy with a Head and Neck Neoplasm (squamous cell carcinoma) in one of the following anatomical sites:

  • oral cavity
  • oropharynx
  • hypopharynx
  • larynx

Exclusion Criteria:

  • age < 18 years
  • pregnancy
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00184860

Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre
Nijmegen, Gelderland, Netherlands, 6500HB
Sponsors and Collaborators
Radboud University
Study Director: Johannes H Kaanders, MD. PhD Radiation oncologist, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
  More Information Identifier: NCT00184860     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2004/153
Study First Received: September 12, 2005
Last Updated: April 26, 2007

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Head and Neck Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Neoplasms processed this record on August 21, 2017