Image Fusion PET, CT and 3D-ultrasound Examinations
CT-examinations are used in computer programs which are used in the planning of external radiation of cancers in the anal canal. In CT the structures of the anal canal are hardly visible. 3D-ultrasound examinations offer a better visualisation of normal and pathological structures of the anal canal. The description of the tumour made from the 3D-ultrasound examination is used in the planning of the external radiation.
PET-CT is used to visualise tumour activity also in lymp nodes. The hypothesis of the study is that image fusion of PET, CT and 3D-ultrasound will offer better visualisation of tumour and hereby more accurate diagnostics and treatment.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Image Fusion PET, CT and 3D-ultrasound Examinations in Treatment of Anal Cancer|
- Program to fuse 3D ultrasound and PET/CT data [ Time Frame: april 2009 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||June 2006|
|Study Completion Date:||April 2009|
|Primary Completion Date:||April 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00302094
|Clinic of Radiology, Section of Ultrasound, Rigshospitalet|
|Copenhagen, Denmark, 2100|
|Study Director:||Michael B Nielsen, Dmsci, phd.||Rigshospitalet, Denmark|
|Principal Investigator:||Caroline Ewertsen, MD||Rigshospitalet, Denmark|