Development of New Software Capabilities for Use With Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Imaging (CVMRI)
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00593541
(Principal Investigator is deceased)
This Protocol is intended to facilitate development and testing of new cardiovascular MRI software capabilities by UC Davis Research Faculty, as well as to facilitate the evaluation of new software capabilities provided by GE and Siemens.
Condition or disease
This protocol will permit normal subjects, as well as patients with suspected or proven medical conditions, to undergo MRI studies using the new software capabilities. This Protocol is not restricted to imaging of a particular organ system or disease. The Protocol does not involve injection of any contrast agent, or other minimally-invasive or invasive procedure. It is intended only for those cases for which the only requirement of the subject is to relax and lie still while imaging is being performed.
Extend or generalize certain capabilities, such as new data acquisition pulse sequences, new image processing and analysis software for structural and functional analysis of the MR images [ Time Frame: Post-scanning ]
Secondary Outcome Measures
Improve image quality by various techniques (e.g. reducing the effects of motion) [ Time Frame: Post-scanning ]
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years and older (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Noraml volunteers and patients with known or suspected cardiovascular disease
18 years of age or older
Ability to give informed, written consent
Not Pregnant or breastfeeding
Electrically, magnetically, or mechanically activated implants (for example, cardiac-pacemakers)
Ferromagnetic implant, such as an aneurysm clip, surgical clip, or prosthesis