Vasovist Endoleak Study
|Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm||Procedure: Computed tomography angiography Procedure: Magnetic resonance imaging|
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Detection of Endoleak by Vasovist-Enhanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging|
|Study Start Date:||June 2006|
Procedure: Computed tomography angiography
After endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, life-long follow-up is needed to monitor the effectiveness of exclusion of the aneurysm sac from blood flow. For this reason, aneurysm diameter and the presence of endoleaks is evaluated with computed tomographic (CT) angiography yearly after Endovascular Aneurysm Repair (EVAR).
The aim of this study is to investigate the value of magnetic resonance imaging using Vasovist as a contrast agent for the detection of endoleaks.
The advantages of magnetic resonance imaging with respect to CTA are no use of ionizing radiation, use of less nephrotoxic contrast agents.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00483665
|Utrecht, Netherlands, 3584 CX|
|Principal Investigator:||Mathias Prokop, MD PhD||UMC Utrecht|