Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) of Ventriculomegaly: Morphology and Outcome

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First received: March 26, 2009
Last updated: March 29, 2010
Last verified: February 2010

This study compares the accuracy of fast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) using the half Fourier single shot rapid acceleration with relaxation enhancement technique to ultrasound in the diagnosis of fetal abnormalities. The investigators' specific aim is to perform MRI examinations with ultrafast MRI on fetuses with sonographic morphologic abnormalities. The investigators' hypotheses are that 1) MRI will demonstrate fetal morphologic abnormalities; and 2) MRI will add additional information to the sonographic diagnosis which may directly affect maternal and/or neonatal care.


Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: MRI of Ventriculomegaly: Morphology and Outcome

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Live birth [ Time Frame: within 6 months of enrollment ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Postnatal imaging abnormalities [ Time Frame: Within 3 years of birth ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Postnatal developmental delay [ Time Frame: Within 3 years of birth ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 434
Study Start Date: January 1996
Estimated Study Completion Date: June 2011
Primary Completion Date: May 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Pregnant women carrying a fetus with the ultrasound finding of enlarged ventricles (ventriculomegaly).

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

Pregnant women carrying a fetus diagnosed by ultrasound as having ventriculomegaly.


Inclusion Criteria:

  • Sonographic finding of ventriculomegaly
  • Ability and willingness of the patient to provide informed consent and cooperate for the examination
  • Absence of contraindications for MRI (claustrophobia, pacemaker, intracranial clips, intra-articular ocular debris)
  • All patients must be greater than 18 years old and must be in the second or third trimester of pregnancy

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Contraindications to MRI
  • Age less than 18
  • First trimester of pregnancy
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00870675

United States, Massachusetts
Childrens Hospital Boston
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02115
Sponsors and Collaborators
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Principal Investigator: Deborah Levine, MD Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
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Responsible Party: Deborah Levine, BIDMC Identifier: NCT00870675     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2001-P-00842/6, NIH NIBIB 01998
Study First Received: March 26, 2009
Last Updated: March 29, 2010
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

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Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
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