Protocol to Distinguish Tumor Recurrence From Treatment-Related Necrosis in Patients With High Grade Gliomas
Brain imaging tests are routinely used to detect the presence of a brain tumor or to evaluate the response to treatment. Sometimes the images obtained are not specific and the only way to establish a diagnosis is by obtaining a tissue sample. The hypotheses of the study is to determine if multimodal MR technique will provide tissue signatures that differentiate between tumor progression and treatment related necrosis in high grade glioma patients.
|Study Design:||Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional|
|Official Title:||DMS-0901: Multimodal Magnetic Resonance Protocol to Distinguish Tumor Recurrence From Treatment-Related Necrosis in Patients With High Grade Gliomas|
- To prospectively acquire multiparameter MR variables at 1.5T and 3T MRI from treated high grade glioma patients to assign tissue signatures for tumor recurrence and radiation necrosis as established by pathologic examination. [ Time Frame: 24 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- To compare the predictive values of the multiparameter MR tissue signatures acquired at 1.5T and 3T [ Time Frame: 24 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||April 2009|
|Study Completion Date:||April 2011|
|Primary Completion Date:||March 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
High Grade Glioma patients who show progression based on MRI
Device: 3T MRI
The introduction of the 3T scanners provides a potential opportunity to improve the quality of imaging in neuro-oncology.