Comparing Magnetic Resonance Imaging/Spectroscopy Techniques
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) are diagnostic tests that allow researchers to look at different chemical properties of tissue. Magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy studies can be used to gather or evaluate information about various aspects of patient s bodies or to monitor changes in the biochemistry and physiology of patient s bodies.
Unlike other diagnostic techniques (CT scan and PET scan) MRI and MRS do not use ionizing radiation. Some studies have shown that MRI is more effective at distinguishing normal parts of the anatomy from abnormal anatomy, especially in the brain. MRI has become the diagnostic test of choice for evaluating patient with multiple sclerosis.
The purpose of this study is to evaluate normal volunteers and patients with a variety of diseases with magnetic resonance imaging. Researchers will attempt different magnetic resonance imaging methods and techniques as well as different levels of magnetic strength.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Magnetic Resonance Imaging at 1.5 and 3.0 Tesla|
- Success of new sequences [ Time Frame: 10 scan comparison ]
|Study Start Date:||June 18, 1987|
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00001219
|United States, Maryland|
|National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, 9000 Rockville Pike|
|Bethesda, Maryland, United States, 20892|
|Principal Investigator:||John A Butman, M.D.||National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC)|