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3D Reconstructed Image Processin by Computer Proram From MRI Data

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01249729
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified August 2008 by China Medical University Hospital.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
First Posted : November 30, 2010
Last Update Posted : November 30, 2010
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
We use the three-dimensional image software reconstruct MRI. The propose of this research purposes as follows: 1. 3D reconstructed image processing from MRI to realize the short term nervous system response after dynamic acupuncture stimulation.2. Realizing the corresponding area in the brain caused by electroacupuncture. 3. Realizing the connection between electroacupuncture stimulation and brain physics, chemistry, and physiology. The implement the two-dimentional image into three-dimensional image by Amira software, in order to find out the difference of the pre-and post- response of the nervous system. In addition, we will use "describe statistics" and "Paired t-test" statistical analysis, compare the statistical difference of blood oxygen concentration.

Condition or disease
3D Reconstructed Image by Software.

Detailed Description:

We use the three-dimensional image software reconstruct MRI. The propose of this research purposes as follows: 1. 3D reconstructed image processing from MRI to realize the short term nervous system response after dynamic acupuncture stimulation.2. Realizing the corresponding area in the brain caused by electroacupuncture. 3. Realizing the connection between electroacupuncture stimulation and brain physics, chemistry, and physiology. The implement the two-dimentional image into three-dimensional image by Amira software, in order to find out the difference of the pre-and post- response of the nervous system. In addition, we will use "describe statistics" and "Paired t-test" statistical analysis, compare the statistical difference of blood oxygen concentration.

Anticipate of results: Using the three-dimensional software reconstruct magnetic resonance imaging to realize the immediate response of nervous system after acupoint acupuncture stimulation, and find out the meridian, nerve or physiological corresponding relationship. It will be a tremendous finding to the world if we can deliver a brain mapping concerning the localization of the response on the central nervous system after various acupoints stimulation.


Study Design

Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 100 participants
Observational Model: Case-Only
Official Title: 3D Reconstructed Image Processin by Computer Proram
Study Start Date : September 2008
Estimated Study Completion Date : September 2009
Groups and Cohorts


Outcome Measures

Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   1 Year to 1 Year   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
The study expect to seek 100 patients to use the magnetic resonance imaging of brain before and after the acupoint electroacupuncture, measuring the response of all the brain activities, and then implement the two-dimentional image into three-dimensional image by Amira software.
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • The outpatient service or the in-patient, diagnoses after pediatric nerve doctor, must carry on the central nervous system MRI.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Not symbol cooperation brain MRI condition
Contacts and Locations

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Locations
Taiwan
Taipei Medical University-Wan Fang Hospital Not yet recruiting
Taipei, Taiwan, 116
Contact: Ein-Yiao Shen, MD    886-22052121 ext 5014    einyiao@gmail.com   
Sponsors and Collaborators
China Medical University Hospital
Investigators
Study Chair: Ein-Yiao Shen, MD Taipei Medical University-Wan Fong Hospital
More Information

Responsible Party: Taipei Medical University-Wan Fang Hospital, Institutional Review Board
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01249729     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 97015
First Posted: November 30, 2010    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 30, 2010
Last Verified: August 2008

Keywords provided by China Medical University Hospital:
Magnetic Resonance Imaging, 3D reconstructed image