Vibration Response Imaging (VRI) in Management and Evaluation in Patients With Pleural Effusion
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Vibration Response Imaging (VRI) in Management and Evaluation in Patients With Pleural Effusion|
|Study Start Date:||November 2006|
|Study Completion Date:||December 2007|
Patients with pleural effusion
Patients diagnosed with pleural effusion and presenting for treatment
The accumulation of excess fluid in the pleural cavity of the lungs, known as pleural effusion, is a common clinical condition that may be the result of trauma or disease. Diagnosis and management of pleural effusion can be done by X-Ray or ultrasound; however X-Ray emits radiation, requires a special room and expert personnel, while ultrasound requires a high level of expertise to perform and analyze. The VRI device is non-invasive and radiation free. The VRI device is a simple method to image the lungs in a regional manner to examine changes that occur during pleural effusion.
Comparison: X-ray and ultrasonography evaluations of pleural effusion, compared to VRI acoustic imaging evaluations.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00473291
|United States, Massachusetts|
|Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School|
|Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02215|
|Principal Investigator:||Armin Ernst, M.D.||Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center|