Refinement and Assessment of New Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologies for Neurological Exams
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00739518|
Recruitment Status : Enrolling by invitation
First Posted : August 21, 2008
Last Update Posted : May 18, 2017
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Nervous System Diseases||Procedure: MRI||Not Applicable|
This study is being done to assess new Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) technologies such as new hardware or software designed to improve MRI examinations of the brain, spine, and head & neck regions.
Software and hardware are constantly being improved, new machines replace old machines, software is updated and improved as are the devices used to produce better MRI images.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||500 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Refinement and Assessment of New Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technologies|
|Study Start Date :||October 2004|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||January 2021|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||January 2021|
Experimental: MRI scan - new technology
The patient's clinical MRI scan will also utilize some new technology, such as a change in software or additional MRI sequences
Neurological MRI with new technology evaluation. The new technology may involve software or MRI scanning sequences. This is a long term research study that focuses on new technology that is constantly being created.
- Improvement in quality of MRI studies in Neuroradiology [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
Specific Measurement Are:
- Scan speed - is the new method as fast or faster than regular method(s)
- Signal to noise - Subjectively, or quantitatively do we get the same, better, or new contrast compared to the regular methods(s).
- Image contrast - Subjectively, or quantitatively do we get the same or better resolution compared to the regular method(s).
- Spatial resolution - Subjectively, or quantitatively do we get the same or better resolution compared to the regular method(s).
- Artifact - Subjectively, or quantitatively do we get the better artifact reduction compared to the regular method(s).
- Ergonomics - Is the new software easier to work or offer more information more cleanly than the regular software
- Patient comfort - Subjectively, does the new software and/or hardware make the patient's MRI experience more comfortable.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00739518
|United States, Michigan|
|University of Michigan Health System|
|Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States, 48109|
|Principal Investigator:||Ashok Srivinasan, MD||University of Michigan|