The Use Of Multiple CT Scans To Reduce Target Positioning Errors In Patients Undergoing External Beam Radiotherapy Treatment For Prostate Cancer
- Compare the accuracy of radiotherapy delivery using multiple CT scans to guide patient
positioning vs the standard portal image guided procedure in patients with prostate
cancer undergoing external beam radiotherapy.
- Determine the reduction in the proportion of patients with large target positioning
errors using the CT-guided procedure.
- Determine organ motion and setup errors over the course of radiotherapy in order to
develop efficient clinical intervention strategies in these patients.
OUTLINE: Patients undergo radiotherapy over 9 weeks. Patients undergo a CT scan immediately
prior to receiving radiotherapy on treatment days 3-8 and then weekly thereafter. On 3
different days, patients also undergo CT scan immediately after radiotherapy. If the CT
scans indicate a correction that exceeds the action level currently in effect, then
beginning with the next treatment, the patient's position with respect to the radiation
field is adjusted.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 25 patients will be accrued for this study within 2 years.
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Michael Lovelock, PhD
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
United States: Federal Government
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