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The Purpose of This Study is to Evaluate New Commercially Available MRI and Ultrasound Software and/or Hardware

This study is currently recruiting participants.
Verified November 2017 by Gregory Hurst, State University of New York - Upstate Medical University
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00640107
First Posted: March 20, 2008
Last Update Posted: November 16, 2017
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Gregory Hurst, State University of New York - Upstate Medical University
  Purpose

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a non-invasive diagnostic imaging technology that produces images of the body. This technology does not utilize radiation, as does Computed Tomography (CT) but relies on radio waves and a strong magnet to produce images.

The purpose of this study is to evaluate new commercially available MR imaging sequence and/or hardware that have been installed on an existing MR unit or to evaluate a new MR unit. The study also serves to familiarize the MR technical staff with how to operate the new equipment. The information obtained will be used to optimize new MR equipment that has been installed on the MR scanner

There are updated ultrasound machines that allow color Doppler images and elastography acquisition ability. Upgrades for software and hardware are on an ongoing basis along with new applications and imaging protocols.

There are updated ultrasound machines that allow color Doppler images and elastography acquisition ability. Upgrades for software and hardware are on an ongoing basis along with new applications and imaging protocols.

There are updated ultrasound machines that allow color Doppler images and elastography acquisition ability. Upgrades for software and hardware are on an ongoing basis along with new applications and imaging protocols


Condition
Healthy

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Evaluation and Optimization of Ultrasound and/or MRI Hardware and Software in Existing SUNY Ultrasound and/or MRI Units and Newly Installed Commercially Available Units

Further study details as provided by Gregory Hurst, State University of New York - Upstate Medical University:

Estimated Enrollment: 30
Study Start Date: October 2006
Estimated Study Completion Date: September 2020
Estimated Primary Completion Date: September 2020 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) has been utilized for 20 years as a clinical and research tool at SUNY Upstate Medical University. Currently, there are five (5) MR (1 low-field 0.2 Tesla, 3 high-field 1.5 Tesla and 1 3.0 Tesla) units in use on the university campus. During this time, new imaging sequences and hardware including smaller more powerful magnets and faster computers have been developed that assist in the diagnosis of many disease processes. MR Angiography, MR Spectroscopy, diffusion weighted imaging and a dedicated combination Neurovascular head and neck coil are just several of the many imaging sequences and specialized coils that have been developed over the last several years.

New imaging sequences and hardware including 4.0 and 7.0 Tesla magnets are currently undergoing development and testing at several universities in the United States and worldwide. As a consequence of the many new innovations in MR imaging we must periodically upgrade our existing MR units and on occasion replace one of our existing MR units or purchase a new MR unit. This will ensure that we have the most up to date MR equipment to provide state of the art diagnostic imaging capabilities at University Hospital. The new imaging sequences and/or hardware must be optimized for each MR unit to achieve the highest signal to noise (SNR) and contrast to noise (CNR) ratios in a reasonable scan time. This practice is routinely performed at every university and private hospital as well as outpatient imaging center when a new MR unit is installed and when an existing unit is upgraded.

Ultrasound imaging has been a component of the Radiology Department since 1975 and used as a clinical and research tool. Presently our machines include the GE's models: Logic E9, S8, Logic (, P5, P6, Logic Book, Phillips IU22, SonoSite Turbo (multiple units), Siemens Acuson (x3 units) and a Siemens X300.

There are updated ultrasound machines that allow color Doppler images and elastography acquisition ability. Upgrades for software and hardware are on an ongoing basis along with new applications and imaging protocols.

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
any subjects willing to undergo an MRI
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Able to understand and sign informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Subject who is > 300 pounds
  Contacts and Locations
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To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.

Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00640107


Contacts
Contact: Karen Straube-West, PhD 315.464.5098 straubek@upstate.edu

Locations
United States, New York
SUNY Upstate Medical University Recruiting
Syracuse, New York, United States, 13210
Contact: Karen Straube-West, PhD       straube@upstate.edu   
Principal Investigator: Gregory Hurst, PhD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
State University of New York - Upstate Medical University
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Gregory Hurst, PhD State University of New York - Upstate Medical University
  More Information

Responsible Party: Gregory Hurst, PhD, State University of New York - Upstate Medical University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00640107     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SUNYUMU 247517
First Submitted: March 12, 2008
First Posted: March 20, 2008
Last Update Posted: November 16, 2017
Last Verified: November 2017
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

Keywords provided by Gregory Hurst, State University of New York - Upstate Medical University:
Magnetic Resonance Imaging