Magnetic Resonance Elastography Study of Brain Tumors
The purpose of the study is to find better ways of imaging brain
tumors so that they can be diagnosed reliably without surgery.
Magnetic Resonance Elastography Study (MRE) is a new technology that allows us to look at the physical properties of the brain. We think this technology will allow us to diagnose different kinds of brain tumors. MRE is done using the same equipment as MRI (magnetic resonance imaging). MRE works by combining MRI imaging with sound waves to create a visual map showing the stiffness of body tissues. We will use your MRI and MRE results to help us look for differences in the elastic properties of brain tumors. Up to 33 evaluable patients with new single brain tumors who are undergoing MRI of the brain for pre-operative planning are expected to be enrolled.
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Please Note: Any eligibility criteria noted are subject to change. Our research nurses can provide you with the most current eligibility and exclusion criteria. Any study involvement to be undertaken must ultimately be determined on an individual basis.