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Evaluation of Functional MRI and DTI (Imaging Techniques) in Children With Epilepsy and Focal Brain Lesions

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 30, 2005
Last Update Posted : June 27, 2011
Information provided by:
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

Brief Summary:
This study is being done to look at the relationship between brain structure and brain function in patients with epilepsy or focal brain lesions (abnormal areas) that require surgery. This study will look at an imaging technique called magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for looking at the brain. Specifically, the study will look at functional MRI, which is an imaging technique that can map brain function by taking pictures of the brain as it performs different tasks such as reading, thinking, or moving a body part and diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), which will look at brain structure. These types of imaging may help us learn more about different areas of the brain and how those areas of the brain are used in children with epilepsy. We plan to study 30 children with epilepsy.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Epilepsy Procedure: Functional MRI, Diffusion Tensor Imaging Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 30 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Official Title: Advanced MR Imaging Evaluation Of Neurosurgical Candidates With Focal Abnormalities
Study Start Date : February 2006
Actual Primary Completion Date : April 2008
Actual Study Completion Date : April 2008

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Ages Eligible for Study:   4 Years to 21 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • children with intractable epilepsy

Exclusion Criteria:

  • children requiring sedation for scanning

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00229840

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United States, Georgia
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite
Atlanta, Georgia, United States, 30342
Sponsors and Collaborators
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
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Principal Investigator: Richard Jones, PhD Emory University/Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
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Responsible Party: Richard Jones, PhD, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Identifier: NCT00229840    
Other Study ID Numbers: Functional MRI
First Posted: September 30, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 27, 2011
Last Verified: June 2011
Keywords provided by Children's Healthcare of Atlanta:
MRI, fMRI, Epilepsy, Pediatric
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases