Whole Body Magnetic Resonance Angiography With Subsystolic Venous Compression

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 19, 2007
Last Update Posted : August 19, 2009
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Copenhagen University Hospital at Herlev

Brief Summary:
To investigate the diagnostic performance of whole body magnetic resonance angiography (WB-MRA) using subsystolic venous compression of the thigh.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Atherosclerosis Intermittent Claudication Procedure: Whole body magnetic resonance angiography

Detailed Description:
WB-MRA is an examination that can evaluate the arteries from head to feet. Timing of the injected bolus of contrast medium can be difficult, especially in the legs. As the result of the WB-MRA depends on the contrast medium only being in the arteries at the time of examination, the use of venous compression is a possible way of overcoming the problem of early venous filling, that can hamper the diagnostic value of the examination. Venous compression is performed with a blod pressure cuff around the thighs. It is inflated to subsystolic pressure (45 mm Hg). This elevated pressure leads to filling of the lower leg arteries and late venous filling.

Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 36 participants
Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Whole Body Magnetic Resonance Angiography in Patients With Symptomatic Peripheral Ischemia. Experience With Venous Compression.
Study Start Date : June 2008
Actual Study Completion Date : March 2009

Intervention Details:
  • Procedure: Whole body magnetic resonance angiography
    Magnetic resonance angiography using a paramagnetic contrast agent.Venous compression performed with a blood-pressure cuff around both thighs.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Vascular diagnostic quality on the WB-MRA. Degree of arterial stenosis on the WB-MRA [ Time Frame: 1 month ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients with peripheral arterial disease

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Symptomatic lower extremity ischemia (claudication, ischemic wounds)
  • Referred to digital subtraction angiography (DSA)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Renal insufficiency (GFR < 30 ml/min)
  • Contra-indications for MRI-examination (claustrophobia, metal-implants, pacemaker)
  • Dementia
  • Pregnancy/lactation
  • Allergy to gadolinium based MRI contrast agents
  • Acute disease

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00560534

Department of Radiology, Herlev University Hospital
Herlev Copenhagen, Herlev, Denmark, DK-2730
Sponsors and Collaborators
Copenhagen University Hospital at Herlev
Study Chair: Henrik S Thomsen, Prof. MD. University Hospital at Herlev Copenhagen Denmark

Responsible Party: Prof. Henrik Thomsen, Copenhagen University Hospital Herlev Identifier: NCT00560534     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: WB-angio herlev 3
First Posted: November 19, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 19, 2009
Last Verified: August 2009

Keywords provided by Copenhagen University Hospital at Herlev:
Magnetic resonance
whole body
venous compression

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Intermittent Claudication
Arterial Occlusive Diseases
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Signs and Symptoms