Investigation Into the Differentiation of Tumour and Healthy Brain Tissue Using Multi-exponential T2 Components
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00813787
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified October 2014 by AHS Cancer Control Alberta. Recruitment status was: Recruiting
The purpose of this study is to see if a specialized imaging technique using MRI called multi-exponential T2 component analysis can reliably differentiate between normal brain and brain tumour.
Condition or disease
Existing methods of contouring tumours for radiation therapy involve manual interpretations of qualitative diagnostic images. These methods, being qualitative, do not offer a consistent and reproducible platform for contouring, making it difficult to evaluate the effects of contouring choices on treatment outcome. T2 component analysis in MRI has the potential to offer a quantitive basis for identifying tumor tissue- this potential is investigated in this pilot study.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years and older (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
A. Any glioma patient who recieves treatment at our clinic (Cross Cancer Institute) who agrees to take part in the study.
B. Any normal volunteer who agrees to take part in the study.
Eighteen years of age or older
Clinical subjects must have not yet begun radiation therapy