A Study of the Possible Use of a New Imaging Method with Glioma Tumors


  • Study type

  • Study IDs

  • 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.
  • Site IRB
    • Rochester, Minnesota: 13-009005
    • Scottsdale/Phoenix, Arizona: 13-009005
    Sponsor Protocol Number: 13-009005

About this study

The purpose of this study is to see if Magnetic Resonance Elastography (MRE) a recently developed imaging technique can be used to characterize and help stage glioma tumors and evaluate response to therapy.

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. If you need assistance understanding the eligibility criteria, please contact the study team.

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Inclusion Criteria

  • Patients will be recruited from those being evaluated and treated for gliomas
  • MRE exams will be coordinated with and performed during scheduled standard of care imaging
  • Patient ages of 18 to 99 years


Exclusion Criteria

  •  Contraindications to MRI scanning are present such as
    • a cardiac pacemaker
    • intraocular or intracranial metallic object
    • other MRI incompatible devices
    • claustrophobia. 


Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact us for help.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

John Huston, M.D.

Open for enrollment

Contact information:

Suson Walsh CCRP



Scottsdale/Phoenix, Ariz.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

John Huston, M.D.

Contact us for the latest status

Contact information:

Kristin Swanson Ph.D.



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