3-D Reconstruction of CT Scan Images in the Evaluation of Non-Specific Pulmonary Nodules
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00613041|
Recruitment Status : Active, not recruiting
First Posted : February 12, 2008
Last Update Posted : September 6, 2017
In recent years, more and more people are having lung CT scans performed to screen for various cancers. Many of them have small abnormalities detected, called "nodules", which - for a variety of reasons - doctors are unable to biopsy. As a result, many patients have their CT scans repeated on a regular basis to see if their nodules grow. This process can last several years.
Many patients experience significant anxiety during this process, when they are aware of a spot in the lung, but are not told any specific cause.
Researchers at Memorial Sloan-Kettering have developed a new way to look at lung nodules in three dimensions. The purpose of this project is to see if any change in the nodules can be detected sooner by this method than by traditional CT scans.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment|
|Undiagnosed Pulmonary Nodules Lung Nodules||Procedure: CT Scan|
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Actual Enrollment :||19 participants|
|Official Title:||Pilot Study: 3-D Reconstruction of CT Scan Images in the Evaluation of Non-Specific Pulmonary Nodules|
|Study Start Date :||April 2003|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||August 2018|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||August 2018|
Patients with one or more pulmonary nodules 5-15 mm in diameter.
Procedure: CT Scan
All patients will undergo serial CT scans after 3 months, 6 months, 9 months, 12 months, 18 months, and 24 months as is standard care. Nodules are to be scanned at 2.5mm collimation / 1.25 mm reconstruction. This resolution is necessary for volume measurements of nodules less than 1cm in diameter.
- To collect preliminary data regarding the comparative sensitivity and specificity of conventional CT scan and three-dimensional CT for detecting the growth of nonspecific pulmonary nodules. [ Time Frame: conclusion of the study ]
- To determine three-dimensional characteristics of pulmonary nodules which may discriminate between benign and malignant diseases. [ Time Frame: conclusion of the study ]
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00613041
|United States, New York|
|Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center|
|New York, New York, United States, 10065|
|Principal Investigator:||Marc Feinstein, MD||Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center|