Use of MRI and PET for Assessing Disease Activity in Takayasu's Arteritis
Study type: Observational What is this?
Describes the nature of a clinical study. Types include:
- Observational study — observes people and measures outcomes without affecting results.
- Interventional study (clinical trial) — studies new tests, treatments, drugs, surgical procedures or devices.
- Medical records research — uses historical information collected from medical records of large groups of people to study how diseases progress and which treatments and surgeries work best.
- Rochester, Minnesota: 08-005183
NCT ID: NCT00744952
Sponsor Protocol Number: RDCRN 5515
About this study
Assessing disease activity in people with Takayasu's arteritis is difficult, as most people with the disease do not exhibit visible, measurable symptoms. Combination positron emission tomography/computed axial tomography (PET/CT) is a particularly sensitive, accurate scanning method that may improve researchers' ability to evaluate people with the disease. This study will determine the effectiveness of PET/CT in assessing disease activity in people with Takayasu's arteritis.
Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. If you need assistance understanding the eligibility criteria, please contact the study team.
See eligibility criteria
- Diagnosis of Takayasu's arteritis, as defined by the VCRC Longitudinal Study #5503
- Currently enrolled in the VCRC Longitudinal Study #5503
- Active disease has occurred in conjunction with a disease relapse within 2 weeks before study entry (A detailed definition of "active disease" is available in the study protocol.)
- Willing and able to comply with the schedule for imaging studies and follow-up procedures
- Pregnant or breastfeeding
- Unable to comply with study guidelines
- Unable to safely undergo MRI scanning
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