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Dynamic Area Telethermometry (DAT) as an Imaging Modality in Patients With Cancer

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00165100
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 14, 2005
Last Update Posted : December 28, 2007
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Information provided by:
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to evaluate whether this new method of taking pictures called Dynamic Area Telethermometry (DAT) might be a good way of looking at patients with cancer that is relatively close to the surface of the body.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Malignant Tumors Subcutaneous Tumors Lymph Node Tumors Procedure: Dynamic Area Telethermometry (DAT) Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
  • The DAT system resembles a video camera which picks up changes in body temperature which may reflect disease-related changes in blood flow to some areas, particularly those involved with tumors.
  • Patients with known tumor sites amendable to DAT evaluation will be imaged at the time of staging and at later time points. Thermal profiles will be compared to those of normal adjacent tissues and correlated with the images of the tumors on conventional images.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 50 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Official Title: Dynamic Area Telethermometry (DAT) as an Auxiliary Imaging Modality in Assessment of Patients With Cancer
Study Start Date : January 2000
Actual Primary Completion Date : October 2002
Actual Study Completion Date : October 2002

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. To assess the feasibility of DAT in tumors detected by conventional imaging and evaluation of therapy induced changes in DAT imaging profile over time.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   16 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Histologically confirmed malignancy
  • Primary or secondary tumor location amendable to DAT scanning: subcutaneous tissues
  • Older than 15 years of age
  • Able to withhold movement for 20 seconds, hold breath for 20 seconds for chest wall lesions and clinically stable acutely

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Uncontrolled motion
  • Tumors not verified or measurable by standard imaging

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00165100

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United States, Massachusetts
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02115
Sponsors and Collaborators
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Brigham and Women's Hospital
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Principal Investigator: Milos Janicek, MD, PhD Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Layout table for additonal information Identifier: NCT00165100    
Other Study ID Numbers: 99-331
First Posted: September 14, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 28, 2007
Last Verified: December 2007
Keywords provided by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute:
imaging modality
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