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Cine-magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Detecting Intra Abdominal Adhesions

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Verified November 2016 by Radboud University
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First received: April 15, 2009
Last updated: November 23, 2016
Last verified: November 2016

Official title:

Sensitivity and predictive value of functional cine magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) detecting intra-abdominal adhesions


Adhesions are a frequent problem in abdominal surgery. The formation of adhesions is part of a normal wound healing. However in some patients adhesions cause severe complications such as chronic pain, obstruction and strangulation of the bowel. Adhesions can also obstruct access to the peritoneal cavity and complicate reoperations. Accurate imaging of adhesions would be of benefit avoiding adhesion related complications at repeated laparotomy or laparoscopy. At present no validated diagnostic tool mapping adhesions exists.


To define the sensitivity and specificity of functional cineMRI in detecting and mapping adhesions in patients undergoing reoperation.


Prospective multicenter observational trial

Primary outcome:

Sensitivity and specificity of functional MRI detecting adhesions to the abdominal wall

Secondary outcome:

Sensitivity and specificity of functional MRI detecting organ-to-organ adhesions.

Estimated enrollment: 100 Start study: april 2009

Estimated study completion date: dec 2010

Estimated primary completion date: jun 2010

Condition Intervention
Tissue Adhesions Other: CineMRI

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Sensitivity and Predictive Value of Functional Cine Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Detecting Intra-abdominal Adhesions

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Further study details as provided by Radboud University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Sensitivity and specificity [ Time Frame: 2 weeks ]
    diagnsotic accuracy for detecting adhesions

Estimated Enrollment: 100
Study Start Date: April 2009
Estimated Study Completion Date: June 2018
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2017 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
Patients with laparotomy in history
Other: CineMRI
CineMRI scan of the abdomen at 1.5 Tesla.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Patient who will undergo elective abdominal surgery

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with a median abdominal scar due to a previous open abdominal surgical procedures with a length of at least 10 cm and have given written consent.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Severe claustrophobia.
  • No MRI allowed
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00882167

Contact: Richard ten Broek +31243619493

Rijnstate Hospital Not yet recruiting
Arnhem, Gelderland, Netherlands
Contact: F Joosten, MD, PhD         
Principal Investigator: F Joosten         
Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Center Recruiting
Nijmegen, Gelderland, Netherlands
Contact: R PG ten Broek    +31243619493   
Sub-Investigator: C Strik         
Principal Investigator: R ten Broek         
Principal Investigator: H van Goor         
Jeroen Bosch Hospital Not yet recruiting
's Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
Contact: G Jager         
Principal Investigator: G Jager         
Gelre Hospital Not yet recruiting
Apeldoorn, Netherlands
Contact: H Buscher         
Principal Investigator: H Buscher         
Catharina Hospital Not yet recruiting
Eindhoven, Netherlands
Contact: I de Hingh         
Principal Investigator: I de Hingh         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Radboud University
Study Director: Harry van Goor, MD, PhD Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Center
Principal Investigator: Richard PG ten Broek Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Center