Comparative Effectiveness of MR Enterography
|Crohns Disease||Procedure: MRE (magnetic resonance enterography) Procedure: The Ultrasound scan, (UEI) Ultrasound Elastography Imaging with ARFI (acoustic radiation force impulse) Behavioral: Study Questionnaires|
|Study Design:||Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: No masking
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
|Official Title:||Comparative Effectiveness of MR Enterography, Enteric Ultrasound, and Ultrasound Elastography Imaging in the Evaluation of Pediatric Small Bowel Crohn Disease|
- Effectiveness of MR Enterography, Enteric US, US Elastography Imaging with ARFI [ Time Frame: 6 months ]To assess accuracy in imaging techniques
- Cost effectiveness and patient imaging preferences [ Time Frame: 6 months ]To compare imaging costs and imaging preferences of the patient.
|Study Start Date:||May 2011|
|Study Completion Date:||December 2016|
|Primary Completion Date:||December 2016 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Experimental: Pediatric Small Bowel Crohn's Disease
MRE (magnetic resonance enterography) performed 4 weeks after SBCD treatment begins, or ends or treatment changes, or at 6 months whichever comes first. One research MRE will be performed and one MRE may or may not be performed as part of your routine care.
Procedure: MRE (magnetic resonance enterography)
The MRE will take approximately 60 minutes to complete. Enrolled subject will have MRE imaging performed at about 4 weeks after treatment for small bowel crohn's disease begins, and when the treatment ends or changes or at 6 months, whichever comes first. The 4 week MRE will be for research purposes only, the treatment end,change or 6 month MRE may or may not be ordered by the treating physician as part of your routine care. If one is not ordered by the treating physician, the subject will have one performed because of the research study.Procedure: The Ultrasound scan, (UEI) Ultrasound Elastography Imaging with ARFI (acoustic radiation force impulse)
The US UEI will take about 60 minutes to perform. This exam will be performed by 2 different radiologists and you will have this completed 5 times over the course of the study. This imaging will be performed with the subject drinking oral contrast material. The US, UEI will be completed at baseline, 2 weeks, 4 weeks, 3 months and at treatment end/change or 6 months, whichever comes first.Behavioral: Study Questionnaires
The subject and their parent will be asked to answer questionnaires 2 weeks after the first MRE and US exams and again after the last imaging examinations are performed at treatment end/change or 6 months, whichever comes first.
A Pediatric Crohn Disease Activity Index Assessment will be performed at baseline, 2 weeks, 4 weeks, 3 months, and at treatment end/change or 6 months, whichever comes first. The study questionnaires should take no longer than 10 to 40 minutes to complete.
Computed Tomography (CT) is an imaging tool that exposes patients to radiation, and until recently it was the most commonly used imaging method to evaluate small bowel Crohn disease. Recently, Magnetic Resonance Enterography (MRE) which is a form of magnetic resonance imaging that provides detailed images of the bowel and less frequently, Ultrasound (US) are replacing CT as the standard of care imaging tool at some institutions.
The investigators would like to determine how effective US imaging is compared to MRI imaging in accurately diagnosing and following SBCD in children. Along with enteric ultrasound (EnUS) we will also be comparing a new ultrasound technology called Ultrasound Elastography Imaging (UEI) for this study in which we will be using a second form of UEI called Acoustic Radiation Force Impulse (ARFI). This technique uses sound waves to asses the stiffness properties of soft tissue. The study will compare costs, patient preferences, and imaging accuracy.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01593462
|United States, Michigan|
|University of Michigan|
|Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States, 48109|
|Principal Investigator:||Jonathan Dillman, M.D.||University of Michigan Hospital|
|Principal Investigator:||Jonathan Dillman, M.D.||University of Michigan|