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Technical Evaluation of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 4, 1999
Last Update Posted : July 2, 2017
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National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC)

Brief Summary:

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and spectroscopy are diagnostic tools that create high quality images of the human body without the use of X-ray (radiation). MRI uses different levels of magnetic fields to create images of the body and organs. Occasionally, researchers will give patients undergoing a MRI an injection of a contrast substance. The contrast substance works by brightening areas of the magnetic resonance image.

In this study researchers plan to use magnetic resonance imaging with contrast substances and exercise on normal volunteers in order to evaluate different aspects of its performance. Information gathered from this study may be used to develop more specific research studies involving MRI....

Condition or disease
Cardiovascular Disease Healthy

Detailed Description:
Technical evaluation of magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy will be performed on normal volunteers. These studies will be conducted in the NIH MRI systems located in Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland. These studies may involve the intravenous administration of commercially available MR contrast media and exercise. The results will be used to evaluate the performance of various pulse sequences, gradient coils, and RF coils on human subjects and will provide essential ground work for specific patient protocols.

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Study Type : Observational
Enrollment : 400 participants
Official Title: Technical Evaluation of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy
Study Start Date : February 22, 1999
Actual Primary Completion Date : August 3, 2009
Actual Study Completion Date : August 3, 2009

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Any normal volunteer above the age 18 who is capable of giving informed consent will be included.


A subject will be excluded if he/she has a contradiction to MR scanning.

  1. Brain aneurysm clip
  2. Implanted neural stimulator
  3. Implanted cardiac pacemaker implanted defibrillator
  4. Cochlear implant
  5. Ocular foreign body (e.g. metal shavings)
  6. Insulin pump
  7. Pregnant women (when uncertain, subjects will undergo urine or blood testing).
  8. Kidney
  9. Paralyzed hemidiaphragm
  10. Morbid obesity
  11. Claustrophobia
  12. Any condition in the PI's judgement which present unncessary risk


  1. Lactating women
  2. Subjects with hemoglobinopathies
  3. Asthma
  4. Renal or hepatic disease

Subjects will be excluded if it is deemed that they have a condition that would preclude their use for technical development (e.g. paralyzed hemidiaphragm, morbid obesity, claustrophobia etc.) or present unnecessary risk (e.g. pregnancy, surgery of uncertain type, etc.).

Lactating women and subjects with hemoglobinopathies, asthma, or renal or hepatic disease will be excluded from studies involving the adminstration of contrast agents.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00001874

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United States, Maryland
Suburban Hospital
Bethesda, Maryland, United States, 20814
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
Layout table for additonal information Identifier: NCT00001874    
Other Study ID Numbers: 990048
First Posted: November 4, 1999    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 2, 2017
Last Verified: August 3, 2009
Keywords provided by National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC):
Technical Development
Adverse Events
Normal Volunteer
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Cardiovascular Diseases