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Functional and Metabolic Imaging Using Magnetic Resonance at 3.0 Tesla


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18 Years
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Trial Information

Functional and Metabolic Imaging Using Magnetic Resonance at 3.0 Tesla


Technical advances in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
(MRS) has provided researchers with the opportunity to study functional and metabolic
changes of the central nervous system (CNS) in both healthy controls and individuals with
neurological diseases in response to sensory, motor or cognitive stimulation. While MRI is
in common usage in radiology departments and clinics MRI and MRS techniques and hardware are
continually being upgraded and designed for Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) and
Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopic Imaging of the CNS at 3.0 Tesla. We will evaluate new
sequences on volunteers and for potential use in patients with CNS pathology. These studies
are required in order to develop and implement new imaging techniques for research and
clinical applications.

Inclusion Criteria


- INCLUSION CRITERIA:

1. age 18 and older

2. capable of providing own informed consent

3. capable of filling out MRI screening form

EXCLUSION CRITERIA:

1. contraindications for MRI including aneurysm clip; implanted neural stimulator;
implanted cardiac pacemaker or auto-defibrillator; cochlear implant; ocular foreign
body (e.g. metal shavings); or insulin pump, or other metal in the body.

2. pregnancy

3. Subjects will be excluded if it is deemed that they have a condition that would
preclude their participation for technical development (e.g. claustrophobia)

4. Subjects will be excluded if they present unnecessary risk (e.g. Brain surgery of
uncertain type, etc.).

Type of Study:

Observational

Study Design:

N/A

Principal Investigator

Daniel H Fowler, M.D.

Investigator Role:

Principal Investigator

Investigator Affiliation:

National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Authority:

United States: Federal Government

Study ID:

990163

NCT ID:

NCT00001844

Start Date:

September 1999

Completion Date:

September 2012

Related Keywords:

  • Healthy
  • MRI/MRS
  • Functional MRI
  • Metabolic Imaging
  • Brain
  • Healthy Volunteer

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Location

National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, 9000 Rockville PikeBethesda, Maryland  20892