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New York, New York 10065


Purpose:

The purpose of this study is to test a new technology for obtaining x-ray images of your treatment fields when you are positioned on the treatment machine, to determine whether this new system is as reliable and easy to use as conventional systems.. These so-called portal images are normally taken on a weekly basis, prior to your radiation treatment. The new portal imaging system to be tested is designed to produce better quality images than are currently achievable, but with no additional dose or added treatment time.


Study summary:

The objective of this proposal is to test the clinical practicality of a new technology; cone beam imaging, for verification of treatment set up accuracy of cancer patients receiving radiation therapy. Currently, treatment accuracy is checked via use of 2-dimensional projection x-rays taken with the megavoltage treatment beam and electronic portal imaging devices (EPID). Typically 2 orthogonal portal images are obtained to confirm patient positioning accuracy. This method of treatment verification, however, usually provides images of poor quality and lacks true 3D information, thus making it difficult for the radiation oncologist to definitively confirm treatment accuracy. New generation EPIDs are capable of obtaining higher quality images at significantly lower imaging doses. Thus, for the same total imaging dose new generation EPIDs permit acquisition of many projection images rather than just 2 or 3. The combination of more images and higher quality images should permit more definitive assessment of treatment accuracy. We propose here to test the clinical practicality and reliability of a new prototype portal imaging system.


Criteria:

Inclusion Criteria: - Patients must have histologic proof of a malignancy suitable for radiation therapy in order to be eligible for this study Exclusion Criteria: - None


NCT ID:

NCT00582959


Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Michael Zelefsky, MD
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center


Backup Contact:

N/A


Location Contact:

New York, New York 10065
United States



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Site Status: N/A


Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: March 16, 2018

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