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Modelling Internal Hepatic Movement With an External Abdominal Marker

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified January 2010 by Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
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Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust Identifier:
First received: March 3, 2006
Last updated: January 11, 2010
Last verified: January 2010
This study tests the feasibility and reproducibility of patient-specific motion models. These will be used for quantification of safe margin reduction. Patient-specific motion models will be built by post-processing 4D MRI data with non-rigid registration. By comparing these models between visits, model reproducibility will be assessed, and the methodology refined.

Patients With Liver Metastases From Colorectal Cancer

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Modelling Internal Hepatic Movement With an External Abdominal Marker Block for Use With a Real Time Position Monitoring System for Respiratory Gating

Further study details as provided by Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust:

Estimated Enrollment: 10
Study Start Date: June 2006
Detailed Description:

The study will use a real time position management (RPM) system for respiratory gating. The RPM system senses the respiration motion of the patient by tracking a pair of reflective markers on a lightweight "marker block" constructed of a synthetic material. This block is placed on the patient's abdomen.

During Radiotherapy, the beam is only switched on at pre-determined phases of respiration. The appropriate phase of respiration is determined by the RPM system. This implies a reliable correlation of external block motion to internal hepatic movement. This correlation is not a simple one, and requires "modeling".


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
10 RMH patients aged over 18 years with single or multiple hepatic metastases secondary to colorectal cancer. Metastases at other sites will not be an exclusion criterion. WHO performance status 0, 1 or 2.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Histologically confirmed adenocarcinoma compatible with primary disease in the colon or rectum
  • Aged 18 years or older
  • Unequivocal contrast-enhanced CT and/or MRI evidence of malignant single or multiple metastases in the liver, metastases at other sites will not be an exclusion criterion
  • WHO performance status 0-2 and life expectancy of at least 12 weeks
  • Informed written consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnancy or breast feeding
  • Evidence of ascites
  • Patients unable for whatever reason to lie flat
  • Patients unable to give fully informed consent
  • Age< 18 years
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00299299

United Kingdom
Royal Marsden Hospital Recruiting
Chelsea, United Kingdom
Contact: Diana Tait    02086613370      
Principal Investigator: Diana Tait         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
Principal Investigator: Dr Diana Tait Royal Marsden HNHS Foundation Trust
  More Information

Responsible Party: Jane Lawrence, Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust Identifier: NCT00299299     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CCR 2736
Study First Received: March 3, 2006
Last Updated: January 11, 2010

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Colorectal Neoplasms
Intestinal Neoplasms
Gastrointestinal Neoplasms
Digestive System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Digestive System Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Colonic Diseases
Intestinal Diseases
Rectal Diseases processed this record on September 21, 2017