Vibration Response Imaging (VRI) in Management and Evaluation in Patients With Pleural Effusion
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00473291|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 15, 2007
Last Update Posted : June 16, 2009
|Condition or disease|
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.
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Estimated Enrollment :||80 participants|
|Official Title:||Vibration Response Imaging (VRI) in Management and Evaluation in Patients With Pleural Effusion|
|Study Start Date :||November 2006|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||December 2007|
Patients with pleural effusion
Patients diagnosed with pleural effusion and presenting for treatment
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|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|