Evaluation of System Enhancements for Magnetic Resonance Imaging Hardware and Software in a Clinical Setting
- Advanced Imaging Research Center (AIRC)
- Clements University Hospital
- UT Southwestern Ambulatory Services
- UT Southwestern-Other
- Zale Lipshy University Hospital
Ivan Pedrosa, M.D.
Healthy volunteers or patient volunteers will be imaged using MRi research acquisition schemes, coils, software, and/or hardware. Participation in this study may consists of one or more MRi scan(s) +/- any of these optional procedures: 1) administration of a contrast agent(s), 2) breath holds, 3) pulse gating, 4) cardiac gating, 5) lower extremity exercise, 6) extremity blood pressure cuff(s), 7) torso studies with a rectal tube or endorectal coil, 8) post meal, 9) oxygen administration, 10) hand-grip exercise, 11) elastography, 12) Pharmacokinetic analysis, organ Contouring and Multimodality image fusion, . a total of 1500 subjects are estimated to be recruited into this study over 10 years.The data from these research acquisitions will be collected and assessed on a contiuous basis for image quality and diagnostic value. new MRi techniques/protocols for use on clinical patients will then be developed.
Subjects of all races and ethnic origins over 18 years of age or older will be recruited.