Evaluation of Esophageal Motion by Computed Tomography (CT) During the Course of Thoracic Radiotherapy
- 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.
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Inter- and intra-fraction movement of the esophagus as measured by CT scans
Andre A. Konski, MD
Fox Chase Cancer Center
United States: Federal Government
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