Pre-procedure Planning for Radiofrequency Ablation Using CT or MR/US Fusion

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Seoul National University

Status

Completed

Conditions

Liver Cancer

Treatments

Device: CT/US fusion

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT02687113
2012-2361

Details and patient eligibility

About

The purpose of this study is to determine whether fusion technique of pre-radiofrequency ablation (RFA) cross-sectional imaging (CT or MR) and real-time ultrasonography would improve feasibility of RFA in patients with liver tumor in comparison with ultrasonography guidance alone.

Full description

RFA is one of commonly used local therapies for primary or secondary liver tumors. For successful and safe procedure, safe route of electrode and lesion visibility are essential for RFA, and the conditions are usually evaluated on pre-RFA planning ultrasonography (USG). However, RFA is sometimes aborted due to limited sonic window of various cause and challenging identification of small isoechoic tumors or hepatocellular carcinomas among dysplastic nodules . Therefore, precise targeting and assuring safe route would be of clinical importance. In this preliminary study, investigators attempted to determine US and CT/MR fusion technique would be able to improve RFA feasibility in patients with liver tumors in comparison with conventional US alone technique.

Enrollment

240 patients

Sex

All

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion and exclusion criteria

Inclusion Criteria: all conditions should be satisfied for inclusion.

  • referred to Radiology in our institution for liver tumor RFA
  • available pre-RFA liver CT or liver MR imaging within 6 weeks

Exclusion Criteria: patients with any of following condition should be excluded.

  • any contraindication of liver RFA
  • any patients who received treatment between pre-RFA imaging and planned RFA
  • patients referred for palliative purpose.

Trial design

Primary purpose

Treatment

Allocation

N/A

Interventional model

Single Group Assignment

Masking

None (Open label)

240 participants in 1 patient group

CT/US fusion
Other group
Description:
patients undergo routine conventional feasibility planning ultrasound, and clinical decision of RFA feasibility is made based on conventional planning ultrasound. Then additional planning ultrasound using CT/US fusion technique is immediately performed by the same operator, and clinical decision is made based on fusion imaging.
Treatment:
Device: CT/US fusion

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