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Evaluation of Esophageal Motion by Computed Tomography (CT) During the Course of Thoracic Radiotherapy


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Unspecified Adult Solid Tumor, Protocol Specific

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Trial Information

Evaluation of Esophageal Motion by Computed Tomography (CT) During the Course of Thoracic Radiotherapy


OBJECTIVES:

- Determine the inter- and intra-fraction movement of the esophagus using CT scans in
patients undergoing thoracic radiotherapy.

OUTLINE: This is a pilot study.

Patients undergo CT scans at baseline and then once weekly during their scheduled
radiotherapy sessions to determine esophageal placement while in the treatment position. CT
scans are performed before and after the radiotherapy session. Pretreatment and
post-treatment scans are compared.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 15-30 patients will be accrued for this study.

Inclusion Criteria


DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS:

- Planning to undergo definitive thoracic radiotherapy

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS:

Age

- Not specified

Performance status

- Not specified

Life expectancy

- Not specified

Hematopoietic

- Not specified

Hepatic

- Not specified

Renal

- Not specified

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY:

Biologic therapy

- Not specified

Chemotherapy

- Not specified

Endocrine therapy

- Not specified

Radiotherapy

- See Disease Characteristics

- No concurrent palliative thoracic radiotherapy

Surgery

- Not specified

Other

- Concurrent participation in other clinical trials allowed

Type of Study:

Interventional

Study Design:

Primary Purpose: Diagnostic

Outcome Measure:

Inter- and intra-fraction movement of the esophagus as measured by CT scans

Safety Issue:

No

Principal Investigator

Andre A. Konski, MD

Investigator Role:

Study Chair

Investigator Affiliation:

Fox Chase Cancer Center

Authority:

United States: Federal Government

Study ID:

CDR0000304723

NCT ID:

NCT00433524

Start Date:

April 2003

Completion Date:

September 2007

Related Keywords:

  • Unspecified Adult Solid Tumor, Protocol Specific
  • unspecified adult solid tumor, protocol specific

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Location

Fox Chase Cancer Center - PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania  19111-2497