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Motion Correction in Dynamic Contrast Enhanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) in Ovarian Cancer: A Pilot Study

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Identifier:
First received: July 23, 2009
Last updated: October 23, 2013
Last verified: October 2013
The purpose of this study is to develop new image analysis method using Dynamic Contrast Enhanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging (DCE-MRI) for ovarian cancer. MRI is not currently part of the standard care for ovarian cancer. In this method, a contrast agent is used to make ovarian cancer visible during imaging.

Condition Intervention
Ovarian Cancer
Procedure: DCE-MRI scans

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Motion Correction in Dynamic Contrast Enhanced MRI in Ovarian Cancer: A Pilot Study

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Further study details as provided by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Development of automated motion correction algorithms and new functional methods that permit use of DCE-MRI in primary or metastatic tumors of the ovaries. [ Time Frame: 2 years ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Testing of new methods using the DCE-MRI data sets for comparing changes in tumor perfusion with and without motion correction post anti-angiogenic therapy in ovarian cancer. [ Time Frame: 2 years ]

Enrollment: 2
Study Start Date: July 2009
Study Completion Date: October 2013
Primary Completion Date: October 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
Patients with ovarian cancer currently undergoing treatment
All of the patients will be treated per their treatment protocols by their physicians and they will be referred to this study for the DCE-MRI scans at baseline, within 24-48 hours of the start of the therapy, and within 6-8 weeks of the start of the therapy.
Procedure: DCE-MRI scans
Initially you will be given safety information about MRI scans and a questionnaire to determine your compatibility with the MRI scanner. For each patient, DCE-MRI data sets will be acquired three times - at baseline just prior to the start of the drug therapy, within 24-48 hours of the start of the therapy, and within 6-8 weeks of the start of the therapy.


Ages Eligible for Study:   21 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
The patients will be recruited from the existing patient population at Gynecologic Medical Oncology Service at MSKCC. The patients meeting the eligibility criteria will be referred to DCE-MRI study by a physician in the GMO service at MSKCC.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with measurable disease with evidence of at least one uni-dimensionally measurable tumor (> 1 cm) by CT or MRI scan according to RECIST (Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors) that the tumor has not been initially treated with surgery or radiation therapy.
  • Patients who will start treatment with bevacizumab combined with or without cytotoxic chemotherapy within 14 days from signing consent. Patients treated on an approved IRB therapeutic protocol for recurrent ovarian cancer with bevacizumab are eligible.
  • Patients with histologically confirmed ovarian epithelial cancer including primary peritoneal and fallopian tube adenocarcinoma.
  • Patients of childbearing potential must have a negative serum pregnancy test prior to the study entry and be practicing an effective form of contraception.
  • Patients who are older than 21 years of age.
  • Patients who are able to understand and sign informed consent.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients treated on an approved IRB therapeutic protocol with a blinded arm of bevacizumab or placebo are not eligible (IRB 07-078 and IRB 05-138).
  • Patients with cardiac pacemakers.
  • Patients with certain prosthetic devices and implants who are not compatible with the high magnetic field present in the DCE-MRI scanners.
  • Patients who have experienced a prior adverse reaction to the gadolinium complex contrast agent used in DCE-MRI imaging and who don't meet criteria for creatinine and nephrogenic systemic sclerosis risk per guidelines of department of radiology.
  • Patients prone to claustrophobia.
  • Patients on dialysis.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00946140

United States, New York
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
New York, New York, United States, 10065
Sponsors and Collaborators
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Principal Investigator: David Gultekin, Ph.D. Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  More Information

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Identifier: NCT00946140     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 08-132
Study First Received: July 23, 2009
Last Updated: October 23, 2013

Keywords provided by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center:

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Ovarian Neoplasms
Endocrine Gland Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Ovarian Diseases
Adnexal Diseases
Genital Diseases, Female
Genital Neoplasms, Female
Urogenital Neoplasms
Endocrine System Diseases
Gonadal Disorders processed this record on May 25, 2017