CHP-901:Arterial Spin Labeling Perfusion MR Imaging in Pediatric Brain Tumors
The purpose of this study is to get information regarding the usefulness and accuracy of
this new MRI technique - termed arterial spin labeling (ASL) - in the diagnosis of pediatric
brain tumors. This technique can non-invasively measure the blood flow to the brain during
MRI examination. Because aggressive brain tumors require new blood vessels and a high level
of blood supply to support its growth, we believe the tumor blood flow measured using ASL is
a reliable indicator of tumor grade. This information may be useful for doctors to make
treatment decisions and to monitor patients' response to treatment.
Observational Model: Case-Only, Time Perspective: Prospective
Michael Fisher, M.D.
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
United States: Institutional Review Board
CHP 901 ASL
|The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104|