Syracuse, New York 13210


Purpose:

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a non-invasive diagnostic imaging technology that produces images of the body. This technology does not utilize radiation, as does Computed Tomography (CT) but relies on radio waves and a strong magnet to produce images. The purpose of this study is to evaluate new commercially available MR imaging sequence and/or hardware that have been installed on an existing MR unit or to evaluate a new MR unit. The study also serves to familiarize the MR technical staff with how to operate the new equipment. The information obtained will be used to optimize new MR equipment that has been installed on the MR scanner There are updated ultrasound machines that allow color Doppler images and elastography acquisition ability. Upgrades for software and hardware are on an ongoing basis along with new applications and imaging protocols. There are updated ultrasound machines that allow color Doppler images and elastography acquisition ability. Upgrades for software and hardware are on an ongoing basis along with new applications and imaging protocols. There are updated ultrasound machines that allow color Doppler images and elastography acquisition ability. Upgrades for software and hardware are on an ongoing basis along with new applications and imaging protocols


Study summary:

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) has been utilized for 20 years as a clinical and research tool at SUNY Upstate Medical University. Currently, there are five (5) MR (1 low-field 0.2 Tesla, 3 high-field 1.5 Tesla and 1 3.0 Tesla) units in use on the university campus. During this time, new imaging sequences and hardware including smaller more powerful magnets and faster computers have been developed that assist in the diagnosis of many disease processes. MR Angiography, MR Spectroscopy, diffusion weighted imaging and a dedicated combination Neurovascular head and neck coil are just several of the many imaging sequences and specialized coils that have been developed over the last several years. New imaging sequences and hardware including 4.0 and 7.0 Tesla magnets are currently undergoing development and testing at several universities in the United States and worldwide. As a consequence of the many new innovations in MR imaging we must periodically upgrade our existing MR units and on occasion replace one of our existing MR units or purchase a new MR unit. This will ensure that we have the most up to date MR equipment to provide state of the art diagnostic imaging capabilities at University Hospital. The new imaging sequences and/or hardware must be optimized for each MR unit to achieve the highest signal to noise (SNR) and contrast to noise (CNR) ratios in a reasonable scan time. This practice is routinely performed at every university and private hospital as well as outpatient imaging center when a new MR unit is installed and when an existing unit is upgraded. Ultrasound imaging has been a component of the Radiology Department since 1975 and used as a clinical and research tool. Presently our machines include the GE's models: Logic E9, S8, Logic (, P5, P6, Logic Book, Phillips IU22, SonoSite Turbo (multiple units), Siemens Acuson (x3 units) and a Siemens X300. There are updated ultrasound machines that allow color Doppler images and elastography acquisition ability. Upgrades for software and hardware are on an ongoing basis along with new applications and imaging protocols.


Criteria:

Inclusion Criteria: - Able to understand and sign informed consent Exclusion Criteria: - Subject who is > 300 pounds


Study is Available At:


Original ID:

SUNYUMU 247517


NCT ID:

NCT00640107


Secondary ID:


Study Acronym:


Brief Title:

The Purpose of This Study is to Evaluate New Commercially Available MRI and Ultrasound Software and/or Hardware


Official Title:

Evaluation and Optimization of Ultrasound and/or MRI Hardware and Software in Existing SUNY Ultrasound and/or MRI Units and Newly Installed Commercially Available Units


Overall Status:

Recruiting


Study Phase:

N/A


Genders:

N/A


Minimum Age:

18 Years


Maximum Age:

70 Years


Quick Facts

Healthy Volunteers
Oversight Has DMC
Study Is FDA Regulated
Study Is Section 801
Has Expanded Access

Study Source:

State University of New York - Upstate Medical University


Oversight Authority:

United States: Institutional Review Board


Reasons Why Stopped:


Study Type:

Observational


Study Design:


Number of Arms:

0


Number of Groups:

0


Total Enrollment:

30


Enrollment Type:

Anticipated


Overall Contact Information

Official Name:Gregory Hurst, PhD
Principal Investigator
State University of New York - Upstate Medical University
Primary Contact:Karen Straube-West, PhD
315.464.5098
straubek@upstate.edu

Study Dates

Start Date:October 2006
Completion Date:September 2021
Completion Type:Anticipated
Primary Completion Date:September 2021
Primary Completion Type:Anticipated
Verification Date:April 2019
Last Changed Date:April 3, 2019
First Received Date:March 12, 2008

Study Outcomes

There are no available Study Outcomes

Study Interventions

There are no available Study Interventions

Study Arms

There are no available Study Arms

Study Agencies

Agency Class:Other
Agency Type:Lead Sponsor
Agency Name:State University of New York - Upstate Medical University

Samples and Retentions

Study Population: any subjects willing to undergo an MRI
Sample Method:Non-Probability Sample

Study References

There are no available Study References

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: October 09, 2019

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