Comfort Level of Two Abdominal Compression Methods Used to Hold Patients Still While Undergoing Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy for Lung Tumors

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified March 2009 by National Cancer Institute (NCI).
Recruitment status was  Recruiting
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First received: March 19, 2009
Last updated: April 18, 2009
Last verified: March 2009

RATIONALE: Stereotactic body radiation therapy may be able to send x-rays directly to the tumor and cause less damage to normal tissue. Abdominal compression methods that hold the body and the tumor from moving during treatment may permit radiation therapy to kill more tumor cells. This study is looking at the comfort level of two abdominal compression methods in patients with lung tumors undergoing stereotactic body radiation therapy.

PURPOSE: This phase I trial is studying the comfort level of two abdominal compression methods used to hold patients still while undergoing stereotactic body radiation therapy for lung tumors.

Condition Intervention Phase
Lung Cancer
Other: questionnaire administration
Procedure: computed tomography
Radiation: radiation therapy treatment planning/simulation
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Official Title: Study of Automated Abdominal Compression Device and Screw Based Abdominal Compression Devices During Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy of Lung Tumors

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Patient comfort score [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Tumor motion as measured by screw-based and automated abdominal compression devices and 4D-CT imaging [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 10
Study Start Date: February 2009
Estimated Primary Completion Date: February 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:



  • To evaluate comfort associated with the existing screw-based abdominal compression device and the new automated abdominal compression device in patients with lung tumors undergoing stereotactic body radiotherapy.


  • To evaluate tumor motion in patients using these devices.

OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study.

Patients undergo fluoroscopic assessment of tumor motion with a screw-based abdominal compression device. Patients then undergo non-contrast 4D-CT imaging with the screw-based abdominal compression device followed by contrast 4D-CT imaging with an automated abdominal compression device.

Immediately after stereotactic body radiotherapy simulation, patients complete a questionnaire to assess the overall level of comfort of each abdominal-compression device.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No


  • All lung patients from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Parkland Health and Hospital System, and Richardson Regional Cancer Center scheduled to receive stereotactic body radiotherapy simulation
  • Must have initial pre-compression lung tumor motions with respiration > 1 cm


  • Negative pregnancy test


  • Concurrent participation in other protocols allowed
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00866086

United States, Texas
Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center - Dallas Recruiting
Dallas, Texas, United States, 75390
Contact: Clinical Trials Office - Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center a    866-460-4673; 214-648-7097      
Sponsors and Collaborators
Simmons Cancer Center
Principal Investigator: Robert D. Timmerman, MD Simmons Cancer Center
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Responsible Party: Robert Dale Timmerman, Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center - Dallas Identifier: NCT00866086     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000634652  SCCC-122008-012 
Study First Received: March 19, 2009
Last Updated: April 18, 2009
Health Authority: Unspecified

Keywords provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):
stage I non-small cell lung cancer
stage II non-small cell lung cancer
stage IIIA non-small cell lung cancer
stage IIIB non-small cell lung cancer
stage IV non-small cell lung cancer
recurrent non-small cell lung cancer
pulmonary carcinoid tumor
extensive stage small cell lung cancer
limited stage small cell lung cancer
recurrent small cell lung cancer processed this record on February 11, 2016