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You can access this
clinical trial
if you have
Lung Cancer or Non-small Cell Lung Cancer
and you are
over 18
years old
The phase for this study is not defined.
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The purpose

In this particular study the physicians want to use a new technique of how they obtain the PET/CT pictures. It is called breath-hold (BH) PET/CT". As the name suggests, they will ask the patient to hold their breath for about 20-30 seconds, and only during that time will they obtain pictures. This is repeated several times. In contrast to the standard PET/CT scan, they expect less "blurring" of the pictures, so that they can see the tumor better and measure the uptake of radioactive sugar in the tumor better and more reliably. Basically, this is the difference between taking pictures of a runner as compared to taking pictures of a person standing still. Since PET images need to be obtained over several minutes and people can not hold their breath for this extended time, we break the procedure into several cycles of 20-30 seconds (or longer, if possible) and then add all the "frozen" pictures in the end into one. They want to know if BH PET/CT scan measure changes in the cancer during therapy (i.e., from the baseline scan before therapy to the follow up scan at within 4 weeks later).

Provided treatments

  • Procedure: PET/CT and BH PET/CT

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Tris trial is registered with FDA with number: NCT01052766. The sponsor of the trial is Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and it is looking for 11 volunteers for the current phase.
Official trial title:
The Use of Breathing Synchronized PET/CT Scans for the Detection of Malignant Lung and Liver Lesions and Assessment of Tumor Glycolysis