Estimation of Biomechanical Aortic Wall Properties in Healthy and Aneurysmal Aortas Using Novel Imaging Techniques


About this study

The primary aim of this study is to establish the practicality of using two novel imaging modalities for the assessment of biomechanical properties of the aorta.

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

  • Patients >18 years of age with ability to provide informed consent.
  • Patients with either symptomatic or asymptomatic AAA as defined by aortic diameter ≥ 1.5x normal diameter.
  • Patients with non-aneurysmal aortas who require aortic contrast imaging or echocardiography for preoperative planning or other reason.


Exclusion Criteria

  • Patients with contraindication to IV contrast such as allergy or severe kidney dysfunction.
  • Patients who do not require contrast imaging or echocardiogram as part of their care plan.
  • Terminally ill patients, and patients with estimated life expectancy of ≤ 6 months.
  • Patients unable to tolerate magnetic resonance imaging.

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 Contact

Jacksonville, Fla.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Houssam Farres, M.D.

Open for enrollment

Contact information:

Mauricia Buchanan R.N., C.C.R.C.


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