Magnetic Resonance Elastography (MRE) of Uterine Fibroids

Overview

About this study

The purpose of this study is to gain additional information regarding use of Magnetic Resonance Elastography (MRE) for uterine fibroid characterization. In this study, the investigators will use a new noninvasive technology, MRE, to further characterize the elastic properties of the uterine fibroids. To date, very little is known concerning how the tissue composition of the uterine fibroid may affect its treatment with Magnetic Resonance Guided Focused Ultrasound (MRgFUS).

In this study, the investigators will use a new noninvasive technology, magnetic resonance elastography (MRE), to further characterize the elastic properties of the uterine fibroids. This information will be gathered during routine magnetic resonance imaging for symptomatic uterine fibroids. It is known that some fibroids with increased T2-signal on Magnetic Resonance Imaging(MRI) can be more difficult to treat.

This information will be gathered during routine magnetic resonance imaging for symptomatic uterine fibroids.

Participation eligibility

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. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Women able to give informed consent
  2. Women having uterine imaging

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Women currently pregnant
  2. Allergy to either gadolinium or iodinated contrast
  3. Severe claustrophobia
  4. Weight in excess of 250 pounds

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

David Woodrum, M.D., Ph.D.

Closed for enrollment

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CLS-20147545

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