Optimization of MRI for Radiation Therapy

  • STATUS
    Recruiting
  • End date
    Mar 22, 2023
  • participants needed
    432
  • sponsor
    University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center
Updated on 22 March 2022
x-rays

Summary

Currently, appropriate patients undergo MRI imaging with immobilization and sequences optimized for diagnostic radiology purposes. Using a mutual information algorithm, these images are then registered to a treatment planning CT obtained with custom immobilization to minimize intra-and inter-treatment motion and positional variation. This image registration process is time-consuming and introduces additional layers of geometric uncertainty into what should be a highly precise treatment planning process. However, it is necessary, since radiation dose calculations cannot be performed on MRI data due to the lack of crucial density information. The investigator envisions CT-less treatment planning, using only MRI, due to superior imaging characteristics, fully integrated into the radiation oncology clinic. This study will begin this process.

Details
Condition Cancer Liver, Cancer Brain, Cancer Head &Neck, Cancer Pelvis
Treatment MRI Group
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT02045381
SponsorUniversity of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center
Last Modified on22 March 2022

Eligibility

Yes No Not Sure

Inclusion Criteria

Patients ≥18 years of age
A working diagnosis of malignancy in the liver, brain, H&N, or pelvis
A plan to treat with radiotherapy

Exclusion Criteria

Patients with contraindications to having a contrast enhanced MRI scan. These contraindications will be assessed at the time of enrollment using the guidelines set up and in clinical use by the Radiology Department
Clear my responses

How to participate?

Step 1 Connect with a study center
What happens next?
  • You can expect the study team to contact you via email or phone in the next few days.
  • Sign up as volunteer  to help accelerate the development of new treatments and to get notified about similar trials.

You are contacting

Investigator Avatar

Primary Contact

site

Additional screening procedures may be conducted by the study team before you can be confirmed eligible to participate.

Learn more

If you are confirmed eligible after full screening, you will be required to understand and sign the informed consent if you decide to enroll in the study. Once enrolled you may be asked to make scheduled visits over a period of time.

Learn more

Complete your scheduled study participation activities and then you are done. You may receive summary of study results if provided by the sponsor.

Learn more

Similar trials to consider

Loading...

Browse trials for

Not finding what you're looking for?

Every year hundreds of thousands of volunteers step forward to participate in research. Sign up as a volunteer and receive email notifications when clinical trials are posted in the medical category of interest to you.

Sign up as volunteer

user name

Added by • 

 • 

Private

Reply by • Private
Loading...

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet consectetur, adipisicing elit. Ipsa vel nobis alias. Quae eveniet velit voluptate quo doloribus maxime et dicta in sequi, corporis quod. Ea, dolor eius? Dolore, vel!

  The passcode will expire in None.
Loading...

No annotations made yet

Add a private note
  • abc Select a piece of text from the left.
  • Add notes visible only to you.
  • Send it to people through a passcode protected link.
Add a private note