Examination of the Effectiveness of Diffusion Weighted Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Identifying Poor Prognosis in Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis
Recruitment status was: Recruiting
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Examination of the Effectiveness of Diffusion Weighted Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Identifying Poor Prognosis in Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis|
|Study Start Date:||August 2011|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||August 2012|
Assess DWI MRI in patients with early Rheumatoid Arthritis to determine whether the MRI method will assist in differentiating poor prognosis bone oedema more effectively than traditional T2 weighted MRI.
Aim 1: To compare DWI MRI with T2 weighted MRI for the discrimination of different types of bone oedema lesions in patients with early RA.
Aim 2: To examine the association between the presence of different types of bone oedema lesions detected on DWI MRI and T2 weighted MRI and the development of subsequent joint bone erosion as detected on i) MRI and ii) standard plain radiographs.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01482507
|Australia, New South Wales|
|Optimus Clinical Research|
|Kogarah, New South Wales, Australia, 2217|
|Principal Investigator:||Paul Bird, Dr||Optimus Clinical Research|