Application of High Resolution Diffusion-weighted MR Imaging Pulse Sequence in Head and Neck, and Prostate Cancers
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a diagnostic study that makes pictures of organs of the body using magnetic field and radio frequency pulses that can not be felt. The purpose of this study is to determine if a new MR imaging method can help tumor evaluation in head and neck cancer or prostate cancer. The extra images will be obtained using Diffusion-weighted Magnetic Resonance Imaging which provides image contrast through detection of small restrictions in the movement of water molecules. This study may help us provide additional information about the tumor along with the picture of the organ.
|Study Design:||Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
|Official Title:||Application of High Resolution Diffusion-weighted MR Imaging Pulse Sequence in Head and Neck, and Prostate Cancers|
- feasibility of high resolution diffusion-weighted imaging [ Time Frame: 2 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]using a new DWI pulse sequence from the manufacturer (General Electric Medical Systems (Milwaukee, WI)) for the assessment of head and neck cancer cancer and prostate cancer.
|Study Start Date:||February 2012|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||February 2015|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||February 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Experimental: Pts having an MRI
This is a technology assessment protocol. The study is designed to assess the utility of the technology using a limited number of participants.
Other: MRI scanner with sequence
The intervention for the patients is the additional 10 minutes in the MRI scanner with sequence. The intervention for the volunteers is the scan, which will take a total of 30 minutes. The volunteers will have two more additional studies at 1-2 week intervals. Both the patients and volunteers will also need to fill out a questionnaire.
|United States, New York|
|Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center 1275 York Avenue|
|New York, New York, United States, 10021|
|Principal Investigator:||Amita Dave, PhD||Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center|