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Feasibility of a Minimally Invasive Image-Guided Surgery System for Hepatic Procedures

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Trial Information

Feasibility of a Minimally Invasive Image-Guided Surgery System for Hepatic Procedures

The Pathfinder System used during this study is used for data collection purposes only and
is not used during the surgical procedure as an image guided system.

Preoperative CT scans, obtained as standard of care, will be used to generate the image
guided liver system 3D liver surface images used during the study.

During the laparoscopic procedure, the Pathfinder device will be inserted through the
standard laparoscopic ports (5mm or 10mm) being used for the staging procedure.

For the purposes of the study, subjects will be enrolled following the inclusion/exclusion
criteria below:


1. Written informed consent must be obtained.

2. Patients enrolled must be undergoing a staging laparoscopy for with the intention for
conversion to laparotomy.

3. Patient must be 18 years of age or older.

4. Women of childbearing age without documented evidence of menopause or sterility must
have a negative serum or urine pregnancy test at the time of screening.


1. Any condition which, in the judgement of the clinical investigator or his designee,
might increase the risk to the subject or decrease the chance of obtaining satisfactory
data to achieve the objectives of the study.

2. Patients that have a condition rendering them unable to understand the nature, scope
and possible consequences of this study and therefore unable to give proper consent.

3. Patients with Cirrhosis of the liver classified as Child-Pugh B or C.

4. Patients undergoing liver surgery for the purpose of receiving a liver transplant.

5. Patients with established renal insufficiency (defined as creatinine greater than 2.5
mg/dl), or a condition that requires hemodialysis.

A total study population will include 20 subjects that complete both the laparoscopic and
open liver procedures scheduled.

Inclusion Criteria:

- Clinical Diagnosis of Liver Cancer

- Scheduled for liver surgery

Exclusion Criteria:

- Receiving a liver transplant

- Kidney failure or dialysis

- Unable to consent

Type of Study:


Study Design:

Observational Model: Case-Only, Time Perspective: Prospective

Outcome Measure:

The number of accepted liver registrations associated with laparoscopically acquired surface data compared with the number of accepted liver registrations associated with open liver acquired surface data.

Outcome Description:

Subjects are followed for the study 30days (+/- 14 days) and are considered to have completed the study following this 30 day follow-up visit.

Outcome Time Frame:

30 Days

Safety Issue:


Principal Investigator

William Jarnagin, M.D.

Investigator Role:

Principal Investigator

Investigator Affiliation:

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center


United States: Institutional Review Board

Study ID:




Start Date:

August 2010

Completion Date:

October 2011

Related Keywords:

  • Liver Cancer
  • liver
  • cancer
  • tumor
  • Liver Neoplasms



Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer CenterNew York, New York  10021