Validation of Coregistered CT-PET Imaging in Determining Tumor Volume and Atelectasis in Patients With Operable Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer and Tumor Associated Atelectasis
Carcinoma, Non Small Cell Lung
Conditions: official terms
Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung - Pulmonary Atelectasis
Study Type
Study Phase
Study Design
Allocation: Non-Randomized, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Name: CT-scan, PET-scan
Type: Procedure
Overall Status
CT-PET image fusion has the potential to differentiate 'tumor' from 'atelectasis' much better than the CT-scan in patients with non-small cell lung cancer who also have atelectasis.

This however has never been validated on a histological level. In this study patients with non small cell lung cancer and atelectasis who are eligible for surgery undergo a CT-scan and a PET-scan prior to surgery.

The resection specimen will be compared to the preoperative imaging.
Criteria for eligibility
Healthy Volunteers: No
Maximum Age: N/A
Minimum Age: 18 Years
Gender: Both
Criteria: Inclusion Criteria:

-Patients with non small cell lung cancer and atelectasis, who are eligible for surgery.

Exclusion Criteria:

- age < 18 years

- pregnancy
Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre
Nijmegen, Gelderland, Netherlands
Status: Recruiting
Contact: Dominic A Schinagl, MD - +31243614515 -
Start Date
June 2004
Radboud University
Radboud University
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