Study of Automated Abdominal Compression Device and Screw Based Abdominal Compression Devices During Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy of Lung Tumors
- 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
Immediately after stereotactic body radiotherapy simulation, patients complete a
questionnaire to assess the overall level of comfort of each abdominal-compression device.
Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Patient comfort score
Robert D. Timmerman, MD
Simmons Cancer Center
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