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Refinement and Assessment of New Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technologies for Vascular, Abdominal, and Pelvic Exams

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
General Electric
Philips Healthcare
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Hero Hussain, MD, University of Michigan Identifier:
First received: August 19, 2008
Last updated: December 11, 2015
Last verified: December 2015
This study is being done to assess new Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) technologies such as new hardware or software designed to improve MRI examinations of the vascular structures, abdomen, and pelvis regions. Software and hardware are always being improved, new machines replace old machines, software is updated and improved as well as devices used to produce better MRI images.

Condition Intervention
Procedure: MRI Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Official Title: Refinement and Assessment of New Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technologies for Vascular, Abdominal, and Pelvic Exams

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Further study details as provided by University of Michigan:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Evaluation of new software in MRI vascular imaging [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    New software technology will be utilized to enhance MRI imaging of the vascular regions of the body.

Estimated Enrollment: 20
Study Start Date: May 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date: November 2016
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1
New hardware or software technologies designed to improve MRI examinations.
Procedure: MRI Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Other Name: Magnetic Resonance Imaging


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • male or non-pregnant female patient
  • 18 years or older
  • any ethnic background
  • presenting to MRI for a clinically-ordered chest MRI exam.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients, who have electrically, magnetically or mechanically activated implants such as heart pacemaker, magnetic surgical clips, prostheses or implanted neurological stimulator.
  • Pregnant patients or patients who are lactating.
  • A patient who is claustrophobic
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00738712

United States, Michigan
University of Michigan Health Center
Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States, 48109
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Michigan
General Electric
Philips Healthcare
  More Information

Responsible Party: Hero Hussain, MD, Principal Investigator, University of Michigan Identifier: NCT00738712     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: HUM00041815 
Study First Received: August 19, 2008
Last Updated: December 11, 2015
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by University of Michigan:
Vascular MRI
Abdominal MRI
Pelvic MRI
Breast MRI
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) processed this record on December 02, 2016