Dynamic Area Telethermometry (DAT) as an Auxiliary Imaging Modality in Assessment of Patients With Cancer
- The DAT system resembles a video camera which picks up changes in body temperature
which may reflect disease-related changes in blood flow to some areas, particularly
those involved with tumors.
- Patients with known tumor sites amendable to DAT evaluation will be imaged at the time
of staging and at later time points. Thermal profiles will be compared to those of
normal adjacent tissues and correlated with the images of the tumors on conventional
Allocation: Non-Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
To assess the feasibility of DAT in tumors detected by conventional imaging and evaluation of therapy induced changes in DAT imaging profile over time.
Milos Janicek, MD, PhD
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
United States: Institutional Review Board
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