This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition healthy
Treatment 1.5t mri elbow coil
Sponsor Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati
Start date November 2011
End date December 2016
Trial size 45 participants
Trial identifier NCT01795989, 2011-2154


The purpose of this research study is to test the use of new Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) coils. An MRI takes pictures of body parts using a large magnet and a computer. A coil is the part of the MRI system that collects data to make the MR images. The investigators have designed, developed, and built two child-sized coils to use when imaging elbows, wrists, knees, and ankles. These new coils will be better suited to fit infants through teenagers rather than the conventional coils used which were created for adults These MRI coils have not been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and are considered investigational devices.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Endpoint classification safety/efficacy study
Intervention model single group assignment
Masking open label
Pediatric Elbow Coil
1.5t mri elbow coil
Pediatric coil for musculoskeletal imaging at 1.5 Tesla for pediatric patients and healthy participants.

Primary Outcomes

Number of participants with adverse events as measured by heating and comfort participant response.
time frame: Day 1

Secondary Outcomes

MRI Image Quality
time frame: Up to 3 weeks post MRI participant scan

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants of any age.

Inclusion Criteria: Healthy Participants: - Male or female - Age: Old enough to participate in an MR study without sedation (typically greater than 5-6 years old) Pediatric Patients: - Male or female - Sent for elbow MR or superficial/small parts musculoskeletal MR imaging. - Age: any age Exclusion Criteria: - Female participants who are pregnant or lactating (verbal pregnancy screens will be given for all females of child bearing potential prior to the MRI). - Subjects with standard contraindications to MRI.

Additional Information

Official title Novel Coils for Pediatric Musculoskeletal MRI
Principal investigator Kathleen Emery, M.D.
Description The safety and the clinical efficacy/equivalence of two pediatric 1.5T coils will be evaluated/demonstrated in two phases. Patient safety and image quality will be evaluated/demonstrated in Phase One by collecting images on healthy participants using a combination of the existing commercially available coils and the new coils. Clinical efficacy/equivalence will be evaluated/demonstrated in Phase Two by collecting standard MRI exams in pediatric patients. In Phase Two, the imaging data for a given patient will be collected by one of the two following scenarios : 1) the clinically ordered exams will be completed using a combination of the existing commercially available coils and new coil, with the images from each directly compared, or 2) the clinically ordered scans will be collected using one of the new coils and the images compared to historical de-identified MR exam, age and gender matched patient data (which were acquired using the existing commercially available coils). Results of Phase One will be reported to the IRB. Phase Two will not begin until the IRB has reviewed the results of Phase One and approved the commencement of Phase Two.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in February 2016.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati.