Pilot Study to Develop 3 Tesla MRI for Evaluation of Renal Tumors
The goal of this clinical research study is to find out if "3 Tesla" MRI is as good as CT scan in the evaluation of kidney tumor(s).
To provide preliminary data to enable subsequent development of an MRI protocol at 3 Tesla for evaluation of renal tumors and their vascular supply, which can be adopted in patients who are unable to undergo CT evaluation.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Pilot Study to Develop 3 Tesla MRI for Evaluation of Renal Tumors|
- Comparison of CT and MRI scans of patients with renal cell carcinoma in evaluating each of nine imaging variables. [ Time Frame: 4 Years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||March 2005|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||March 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
3 Tesla MRI
Patients with renal tumors scheduled to have a CT scan of the kidneys and abdomen.
Procedure: 3 Tesla MRI Scan
MRI of the kidneys and abdomen to be done within 15 days following the routine CT and lasting 1 - 2 hours.
"3 Tesla" MRI is a new MRI scanner that in theory, can produce better images than currently available MRI scanners.
Currently, CT scanning is the main way of evaluating tumors in the kidneys. However, there are some patients who cannot have CT scans (usually, because of allergy to CT contrast medium or kidney damage/failure). It is with these patients that researchers are hoping to use a technique (using MRI) that is as good as CT scanning.
As part of your standard of care, your doctor is requesting a CT scan of your kidneys and abdomen. If you take part in this study, you will have a "3 Tesla" MRI scan of your kidneys and abdomen as well, within 15 days following your routine CT.
For the "3 Tesla" MRI scan, you will be lying flat on the MRI scanner, and as with a regular scan, you will have a small needle placed in a vein in your arm to inject the contrast dye. A diuretic, Lasix, will be given to help distend the internal tubes in the kidney to help view your kidney better. The MRI scan will take between 1-2 hours to perform. As with regular scans, you may be asked to hold your breath on occasions.
If there is a concern about your kidney function, blood (about 1 teaspoon) will be drawn to test your kidney function before you have the MRI.
Your participation in the study will be complete at the end of the MRI scan. The routine CT scan will be the main decision making examination. However, if the MRI shows something different and potentially relevant to your care, your referring physician will be informed.
This is an investigational study. A total of 45 patients will take part in this study. All will be enrolled at MD Anderson.
|United States, Texas|
|UT MD Anderson Cancer Center|
|Houston, Texas, United States, 77030|
|Principal Investigator:||Chaan Ng, MD||M.D. Anderson Cancer Center|