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A Study Comparing Two Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Contrast Agents in MRI of the Brain (ENHANCE)

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
Bracco Diagnostics, Inc Identifier:
First received: May 5, 2006
Last updated: January 18, 2008
Last verified: January 2008

This study aims at a direct comparison between Multihance and a validated comparator like Omniscan in a cross-over individual design in patients with brain tumors to confirm the superior overall diagnostic performance of MuliHance for this indication

Condition Intervention Phase
Brain Pathology
Drug: Multihance
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Double-Blind
Official Title: Phase IV, Double-Blind, Multi-Center, Randomized, Cross-Over Study to Compare 0.10 Mmol/kg of MultiHance With 0.10 Omniscan in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) of the Brain

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Further study details as provided by Bracco Diagnostics, Inc:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Superiority of Multihance in terms of by-patient global diagnostic performance [ Time Frame: immediately post dose ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • To compare the two products in terms of by patients global performance for border delineation of lesions; contrast of lesions [ Time Frame: immediately post dose ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • To compare the two products in terms of global changes in lesion count; To compare the two products in terms of changes from pre to post dose in signal intensity [ Time Frame: immediately post dose ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 114
Study Start Date: May 2006
Study Completion Date: March 2007

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 18 yrs of age or older; provide written informed consent; scheduled to undergo MRI; willing to undergo 2 MRI exams within 14 days

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Known allergy to one or more ingredients in the test agents; severe CHF (Class IV); suffered stroke one year ago; pregnancy or lactating females; contraindications to MRI; severe claustrophobia; scheduled to receive surgery prior to or between the two MRI exams, or steroids or radiosurgery between the two MRI exams
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00323102

United States, New Jersey
Bracco Diagnostics, Inc.
Princeton, New Jersey, United States, 08540
Sponsors and Collaborators
Bracco Diagnostics, Inc
Study Director: Barry Hogstrom, M. D. Bracco Diagnostics, Inc
  More Information

No publications provided Identifier: NCT00323102     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: MH 130
Study First Received: May 5, 2006
Last Updated: January 18, 2008
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Gadobenic acid
Gadolinium DTPA
Contrast Media
Diagnostic Uses of Chemicals
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