Representation of the Bladder Innervation Using Diffusion Tensor Imaging Fiber Tracking With MRI - a Pilot Study
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02138201|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 14, 2014
Last Update Posted : November 17, 2015
The exact innervation of the bladder and the changes after a spinal cord injury have been not yet been illustrated.
Diffusion tensor imaging with magnetic resonance imaging is a new technique which can be used to visualize single nerve fibers, and thus represent the neural supply of a region in vivo. There are studies in which both the sacral plexus and the lumbar nerve roots have been represented using diffusion tensor imaging. However, there is no study concerning the innervation of the bladder.
The investigators are therefore using diffusion tensor imaging with magnetic resonance imaging to represent the bladder innervation of individuals with neurogenic lower urinary tract dysfunction and individuals with normal bladder function.
|Condition or disease|
|Spinal Cord Injury Neurogenic Lower Urinary Tract Dysfunction|
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Actual Enrollment :||10 participants|
|Study Start Date :||January 2014|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||November 2015|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||November 2015|
individuals with normal bladder function
individuals suffering from neurogenic lower urinary tract dysfunction
- bladder innervation quality [ Time Frame: day 0 ]bladder innervation is illustrated using diffusion tensor imaging fiber tracking with magnetic resonance imaging
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02138201
|Swiss Paraplegic Centre|
|Nottwil, LU, Switzerland, CH-6207|