Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy, Perfusion, and Diffusion Tensor Imaging in Neuropsychiatric Lupus
The purpose of this study is to determine if three functional MR brain imaging techniques: MRS, MR perfusion, and DTI can detect brain alterations distinctive for neuropsychiatric systemic lupus erythematosus (NPSLE) and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).
Purpose of the Study:
We plan with this study to obtain pilot data to support a larger grant application which will evaluate whether any of three types of functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (known as MR Spectroscopy [MRS], MR Perfusion Imaging, and MR Diffusion Tensor Imaging [DTI]) can detect alterations in brain function distinctive for Neuropsychiatric Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (NPSLE), Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE), and compare our findings to those found in an existing cohort of 20 normal healthy controls. Because this study is being done on a 3T scanner (3T Achieva(Model name), Philips Medical Systems) and our previous group of healthy controls was assessed using a 1.5 T scanner (LX EchoSpeed, GE Medical Systems), we propose to re-consent 10 of the previous 20 healthy controls and re-collect imaging data on the 3T scanner in order to confirm that our previously-collected data from the group of 20 healthy controls is still valid. This will confirm that the change of field strength and manufacturer does not affect data validity.
Recruiting Update as of March/2009: Enrollment is completed for Study Arms 1 and 2.
This study is only being conducted in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Travel reimbursement does not include hotel accommodations or air fare to and from Ann arbor, Michigan.
Allocation: Non-Randomized, Control: Uncontrolled, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Neuropsychiatric Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
MRA, Magnetic resonance imaging, MRA, MRA, diffusion Imaging, perfusion imaging.
University of Michigan Health Systems
Active, not recruiting
University of Michigan
Results (where available)
- Source: http://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT00730002
- Information obtained from ClinicalTrials.gov on July 15, 2010
Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
The use of molecularly targeted imaging probes to localize and/or monitor biochemical and cellular processes via various imaging modalities that include RADIONUCLIDE IMAGING; ULTRASONOGRAPHY; MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING; fluorescence imaging; and MICROSCOPY.
Diffusion Tensor Imaging
The use of diffusion ANISOTROPY data from diffusion magnetic resonance imaging results to construct images based on the direction of the faster diffusing molecules.
Cardiac Imaging Techniques
Visualization of the heart structure and cardiac blood flow for diagnostic evaluation or to guide cardiac procedures via techniques including ENDOSCOPY (cardiac endoscopy, sometimes refered to as cardioscopy), RADIONUCLIDE IMAGING; MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING; TOMOGRAPHY; or ULTRASONOGRAPHY.
A type of MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING that uses only one nuclear spin excitation per image and therefore can obtain images in a fraction of a second rather than the minutes required in traditional MRI techniques. It is used in a variety of medical and scientific applications.
Whole Body Imaging
The creation of a visual display of the inside of the entire body of a human or animal for the purposes of diagnostic evaluation. This is most commonly achieved by using MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING; or POSITRON EMISSION TOMOGRAPHY.
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