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MRI clinical trials at University of California Health

9 in progress, 3 open to eligible people

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  • 4 Repeat Tauopathy Neuroimaging Initiative

    open to eligible people ages 45-90

    The purpose of this study is to evaluate several different tests, including brain imaging, eye movement testing, body fluid samples, measurements of memory and other thinking abilities, and measures of functional independence in the hope that this information can be used to guide diagnosis and treatment of PSP and CBD in the future. Recent advances in our understanding of the biological causes of these diseases offer hope for new treatments. As such treatments are developed, sensitive and specific biological measurements (biomarkers) will be needed to provide precise and direct measures of the state of the brain, which will improve the statistical power of clinical trials. Brain imaging with Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) has previously been used to measure disease-related changes in the brain. The goal of this study is to identify the best methods of analysis (including eye movements, imaging, and behavioral measures) for tracking PSP and CBD over time. In addition, certain biomarkers in the blood and cerebrospinal fluid might also be useful for following these diseases over time. This study will examine the value of blood and CSF biomarkers relative to brain imaging and functional measures.

    at UCSF

  • A Study of Selexipag Assessing Right Ventricular Remodeling in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension by Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging

    open to eligible people ages 18-64

    The purpose of the study is to assess the effects of selexipag on right ventricular (RV) function in participants with Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH).

    at UCSD UCSF

  • Cancer Therapy Effects on the Heart

    open to eligible people ages 13-39

    Anthracycline chemotherapies (e.g. doxorubicin, daunorubicin) are commonly given to treat pediatric cancer, and carry a risk of cardiotoxicity. Over the long term, children who receive these therapies have an increased risk of heart failure and early cardiovascular death. However, current strategies for identifying patients who are at risk prior to the development of significant changes in heart function are limited. This study will focus on imaging markers of cardiac injury and dysfunction with the goal of developing improved diagnostic tests and treatment strategies.

    at UCSD

  • CT-guided Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy and MRI-guided Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer, MIRAGE Study

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    This phase III trial studies compares CT-guided stereotactic body radiation therapy and MRI-guided stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) in treating prostate cancer. Image-guided SBRT is a standard treatment for prostate cancer, which combines imaging of the cancer within the body with the delivery of therapeutic radiation doses produced on a linear accelerator machine. Imaging modalities for image-guided SBRT can be either computed tomography imaging (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), or a combination of the two. This research is being done to help determine whether there are benefits to MRI-guidance over CT-guidance in patients who are receiving the same radiation dose by SBRT to treat prostate cancer.

    at UCLA

  • Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) Vascular Reactivity in Cerebral Cavernous Malformations (CCM)

    Sorry, not yet accepting patients

    The goal is to characterize vascular reactivity and cardiac pulsatility of normal appearing white matter in patients with CCM during hypercarbia/hypocarbia using quantitative real-time high-speed multi-echo fMRI to develop prognostic biomarkers for CCM formation

    at UCSF

  • Intima Versus Adventitia Drug Delivery to Elucidate Mechanisms of Restenosis: Magnetic Resonance Imaging

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    This is a prospective, multicenter, randomized trial to determine the mechanisms of vascular healing. The study will evaluate subjects with peripheral artery disease (PAD) who require an endovascular intervention of the femoro-popliteal (SFA) artery to restore blood flow to the leg.

    at UCSF

  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) With Hyperpolarized Pyruvate (13C) as Diagnostic Tool in Advanced Prostate Cancer

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    This is a prospective imaging study evaluating the utility of baseline metabolic MR imaging as a diagnostic and response monitoring tool in patients with advanced prostate cancer. Preliminary pre-clinical and clinical data demonstrates the ability of HP C-13 pyruvate/metabolic MR imaging to detect high-grade prostate cancer, including cancer with neuroendocrine differentiation, as well as provide early evidence of metabolic response and resistance following application of systemic therapies for the treatment of advanced prostate cancer patients. In the proposed study, the investigators aim is to extend the initial clinical results and further develop HP C-13 MRI as an imaging modality in advanced prostate cancer.

    at UCSF

  • PED NEONAT 20-000599 Fetal Body Composition

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    Obesity is an ongoing public health problem that is difficult to treat. There is evidence that obesity has fetal origins. Body composition, including visceral, subcutaneous, brown, and hepatic fat have been found to be important predictors in obesity and metabolic syndrome. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can quantify body composition that does not require radiation but is motion limited. The investigators have developed a motion-compensated MRI sequence, also known as "free breathing" MRI. In this study, the investigators plan to obtain free-breathing MRIs of pregnant women in the third trimester of pregnancy. MRIs will be obtained from healthy mothers, mothers with growth-restricted fetuses, and mothers with gestational diabetes. The different types of adipose tissue will be measured and compared between groups and correlated to birth growth parameters. The goal is this study is to assess if motion-compensated MRI can help predict early growth patterns in infancy.

    at UCLA

  • Stereotactic MRI-guided On-table Adaptive Radiation Therapy (SMART) for Locally Advanced Pancreatic Cancer

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    High-dose magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) guided hypofractionated radiation therapy delivered using daily adaptive dose planning has been shown in a retrospective study to result in improved overall survival, relative to patients receiving lower radiation doses, in patients with locally advanced pancreatic cancer, without increasing the rate of serious gastrointestinal toxicity. The goal of the proposed trial is to investigative in a controlled, prospective manner the robustness of this outcome, and to track quality of life over a 5-year trial period.

    at UCLA

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