Claustrophobia and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (CLAUSTRO)
The objective of the study is to determine the ability of open magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners to reduce claustrophobic reactions, thereby enabling more examinations of severely anxious patients. The investigators hypothesize that anxiety-based claustrophobia that prevents MR examinations without sedation can be reduced using an open MR scanner design thereby improving clinical management of those patients.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
|Official Title:||Reduction of Claustrophobia During Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Randomized, Controlled Trial|
- The ability of an open MRI scanner to reduce claustrophobic reactions that prevent MR examinations. [ Time Frame: Before or During MRI ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
- Impact of MR imaging results on subsequent measurement. [ Time Frame: 6 months after MRI ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||June 2008|
|Study Completion Date:||August 2009|
|Primary Completion Date:||August 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Device: Open MRI scanner.
Imaging in an Open MRI scanner.
|Active Comparator: 2||
Device: Closed MRI scanner.
Imaging in a short-bore closed MRI scanner.