Advanced Functional and Structural MRI Techniques for Neuropharmacological Imaging
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01036581|
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : December 21, 2009
Last Update Posted : December 14, 2017
|First Submitted Date||December 18, 2009|
|First Posted Date||December 21, 2009|
|Last Update Posted Date||December 14, 2017|
|Start Date||October 30, 2003|
|Primary Completion Date||Not Provided|
|Current Primary Outcome Measures||Not Provided|
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|Change History||Complete list of historical versions of study NCT01036581 on ClinicalTrials.gov Archive Site|
|Current Secondary Outcome Measures||Not Provided|
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|Brief Title||Advanced Functional and Structural MRI Techniques for Neuropharmacological Imaging|
|Official Title||Advanced Functional and Structural MRI Techniques for Neuropharmacological Imaging|
- Functional and structural magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques have allowed researchers to map and study how the brain works when at rest and when engaged in specific tasks. MRI scans have provided more information about how drugs affect the brain, and about how drug addiction changes the brain and influences behavior, mood, and thinking processes. To better understand the underlying mechanism of drug addiction and to develop strategies for more effective treatment, researchers are interested in developing new MRI techniques to study the effects of addiction on the brain.
- To develop new functional and structural MRI techniques, and to evaluate their potential use in brain imaging studies related to addiction.
Functional and structural magnetic resonance imaging techniques have proven essential for noninvasive mapping of brain physiology and pathology. The primary objective of this protocol is to develop advanced magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy (MRI and MRS) techniques for neuroimaging studies related to addiction. These neuroimaging techniques will be used in other studies to better understand the underlying mechanism of drug addiction and to potentially develop strategies for more effective treatment.
Healthy controls and drug users will participate in the study. Technical developments of MRI/MRS will be performed on healthy controls, while the evaluation of the applicability of these techniques to addiction related neuroimaging studies will be performed using drug users and healthy controls.
Based on the fundamental principle of the biophysical transduction of physiological signals to magnetic resonance (MR) imaging and spectroscopic signals, advanced techniques will be developed to measure the activity, metabolism, structure, and biochemistry of the brain. The development of these techniques typically includes the following steps: 1) proof-of-concept computer simulations, 2) implementation of the imaging concept with an MRI scanner and phantoms, 3) feasibility testing on control subjects, and 4) evaluation of the sensitivity and specificity of these techniques in detecting functional changes modulated by task performance, contrast agent injection, CO2 administration, CO2 administration, or transcranial magnetic stimulation evaluation of these techniques in detecting functional and/or structural alterations of the brain related to a specific disease.
Advanced neuroimaging techniques developed from this protocol will demonstrate the ability to distinguish between drug using and control populations. Successful techniques will then be incorporated into hypothesis driven studies in the Neuroimaging Research Branch at NIDA-IRP. These techniques will also be useful, through publications and technology transfer, to the entire neuroimaging society.
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* Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
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Subjects will be excluded if they:
Additional exclusions for some experiments:
Based on the scientific and medical requirements of the particular experiment, participants may also be excluded for:
|Ages||18 Years to 55 Years (Adult)|
|Accepts Healthy Volunteers||Yes|
|Listed Location Countries||United States|
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|Other Study ID Numbers||999903380
|Has Data Monitoring Committee||Not Provided|
|U.S. FDA-regulated Product||Not Provided|
|IPD Sharing Statement||Not Provided|
|Responsible Party||National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC) ( National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) )|
|Study Sponsor||National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)|
|PRS Account||National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC)|
|Verification Date||December 8, 2017|