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Studying a New Piece of Equipment That Can Help Plan Radiation Therapy of the Spine

2020-01-21 11:32:41 | BioPortfolio

Summary

Participants will receive an MRI with a custom-built MRI coil for each participant. The purpose is to find out whether this custom-built MRI coil can help doctors see the different parts of the spine as well as or better than they can with standard CT myelograms.

Study Design

Conditions

Thoracic Cancer

Intervention

MRI with custom MRI spine coil

Location

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York
New York
United States
10065

Status

Recruiting

Source

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

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Deformities of the SPINE characterized by an exaggerated convexity of the vertebral column. The forward bending of the thoracic region usually is more than 40 degrees. This deformity sometimes is called round back or hunchback.

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