Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) of Appendicitis in Children

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 29, 2008
Results First Posted : November 21, 2014
Last Update Posted : November 21, 2014
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Pranav Vyas, Children's Research Institute

Brief Summary:
Study to find out if MRI can diagnose appendicitis in children as well as or better than CT scan and/or ultrasound scan performed at the same time. No additional contrast material or sedation will be used to perform the MRI.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Appendicitis Device: MRI of the abdomen Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 21 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Single (Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Official Title: Magnetic Resonance Evaluation of Appendicitis in Children Aged 8-18
Study Start Date : August 2008
Actual Primary Completion Date : April 2010
Actual Study Completion Date : April 2010

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MedlinePlus related topics: Appendicitis
U.S. FDA Resources

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Only one arm
All patients enrolled will receive an MRI of the abdomen with detailed views of the appendix
Device: MRI of the abdomen
Multiple MRI pulse sequences of the abdomen

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Diagnostic Sensitivity/Specificity and Accuracy of Appendiceal MRI Comparedsurgical Findings or Clinical Follow-up [ Time Frame: during diagnostic procedure ]
    Sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value (PPV), and negative predictive value (NPV)

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Ages Eligible for Study:   8 Years to 18 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age 8-18 years, referred from emergency department for suspected appendicitis and receiving either CT scan or ultrasound of the abdomen for diagnosis

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Failure to pass MRI metal screening. Claustrophobia or need for sedation due to inability to hold still.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00723788

United States, District of Columbia
Children's National Medical Center
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, 20010
Sponsors and Collaborators
Children's Research Institute
Principal Investigator: Pranav K Vyas, MD Children's Research Institute

Responsible Party: Pranav Vyas, Assistant Professor of Radiology and Pediatrics, Children's Research Institute Identifier: NCT00723788     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CNMC4024
First Posted: July 29, 2008    Key Record Dates
Results First Posted: November 21, 2014
Last Update Posted: November 21, 2014
Last Verified: November 2014

Keywords provided by Pranav Vyas, Children's Research Institute:
Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Intraabdominal Infections
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Cecal Diseases
Intestinal Diseases