Automating Breast Radiation Therapy (RT)
This trial is active, not recruiting.
|Treatment||cone beam ct|
|Sponsor||University Health Network, Toronto|
|Collaborator||Princess Margaret Hospital, Canada|
|Start date||June 2009|
|End date||April 2017|
|Trial size||160 participants|
|Trial identifier||NCT00923871, UHN REB 09-0197-CE|
Breast radiation treatment is planned from a Computed Tomography (CT) scan. This study is designed to investigate a method to reduce the time between the planning of radiation treatment and its actual start by automating the intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) planning process. The investigators plan to examine data from another scan called Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT). A CBCT scan provides similar information to a conventional CT scan, however the images for CBCT are acquired at the treatment unit (linear accelerator used for treatment). Using these x-ray pictures of patients, the study team consisting of a radiation oncologist, a medical physicist and a radiation therapist will create a custom treatment plan unique to each patient. By doing this, the investigators hope to reduce the amount of time spent waiting for treatment and the number of hospital visits for patients in the future.
|Intervention model||single group assignment|
To generate on-line IMRT treatment plans using automated tools based on CBCT images acquired at the treatment unit.
time frame: 3 years
Female participants at least 18 years old.
Inclusion Criteria: - Patients with breast cancer who will receive standard two-field tangential whole breast radiation therapy with dose prescription of 4240 cGy in 16 fractions, 5000 cGy in 25 fractions or 4000 cGy in 16 fractions. - Patients with any stage of breast cancer. - Patients with prior treatment such as surgery or chemotherapy for any type of cancer. - Able to provide a written informed consent. - 18 years of age or older. Exclusion Criteria: - < 18 years of age. - Unable to provide informed consent. - Males. - Patients who received partial breast radiation and not the standard dose. - Patients who will not receive 4240 cGy in 16 fractions, 5000 cGy in 25 fractions, or 4000 cGy in 16 fractions.
|Official title||Automating the Breast Radiation Therapy Process to Improve Efficiency|
|Principal investigator||Robert Dinniwell, MD|
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