Functional Treatment Planning Utilizing 18-FDGal PET/CT in SBRT for Liver Metastases
Liver Metastases
Conditions: official terms
Liver Neoplasms - Neoplasm Metastasis
Conditions: Keywords
liver function, galactose, 18-F-deoxy-galactose
Study Type
Study Phase
Phase 2
Study Design
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Name: measuring liver function by 18-FDGal PET/CT
Type: Other
Overall Status
Not yet recruiting
Background: Anatomical (traditional) stereotactic body radio therapy(SBRT) treatment planning assumes homogenous distribution of function in the normal liver tissue. In functional treatment planning, additional information on distribution of the function derived from functional imaging of normal tissue is taken into account. by functional treatment planning it becomes possible to prioritize and spare the best functioning part of an organ.

Aim: To test whether functional treatment planning based on 18-FDGal PET/CT may spare the best functioning liver tissue.

Endpoints: Reduction in hepatic systemic clearance (K) in the dynamic 18-FDGal PET/CT scan one month after SBRT compared to the baseline status in sub-volumes recieving 15 Gy or higher. Secondly, the investigators will evaluate the toxicity to SBRT by a toxicity scoring system that includes biochemical measures as well as symptomatic scores.
Criteria for eligibility
Healthy Volunteers: No
Maximum Age: N/A
Minimum Age: 18 Years
Gender: Both
Criteria: Inclusion Criteria:

- Performance status >2

- liver metastases refereed for SBRT

Exclusion Criteria:

- pregnancy

- claustrophobia
Aarhus University Hospital
Aarhus C, Denmark
Status: Not yet recruiting
Start Date
August 2013
Completion Date
March 2016
University of Aarhus
University of Aarhus
Record processing date processed this data on July 28, 2015 page