A study looking at a new type of MRI scan for people having radiotherapy to the lung

Cancer type:

All cancer types
Cancer spread to the lung
Lung cancer
Secondary cancers

Status:

Results

Phase:

Phase 2
This study looked at a new type of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) called xenon gas MRI for people having radiotherapy to the lung. It was for people with either:

More about this trial

MRI scans are a common cancer test. You might have one to:
  • diagnose cancer
  • see if it is anywhere else in the body
  • see how well treatment is working
When this study was done, researchers were looking for ways to improve them. This study looked at a new type of MRI scan called xenon gas MRI. 
 
Xenon gas MRI involves breathing in a mixture of 2 gases called xenon and nitrogen. The xenon gas reaches your lungs and then shows up on the scan. Doctors will be able to see your lungs in more detail. They will be able to see which parts of your lungs are healthy or not. 
 
The aims of this study were to:
  • find out how well the lungs work during and after radiotherapy
  • find out if xenon gas MRI can be used for radiotherapy planning
  • find out if xenon gas MRI can help to spot lung problems such as difficulty breathing earlier
  • see if xenon gas MRI can help to tell how well radiotherapy works

Summary of results

It was difficult to find enough people to join this study. It closed earlier than planned so there won't be any results available for this study. 

Recruitment start:

Recruitment end:

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Chief Investigator

Professor Fergus Gleeson

Supported by

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust
NIHR Clinical Research Network: Cancer

 

Freephone 0808 800 4040

Last review date

CRUK internal database number:

13414

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