A Study Comparing the Effective Use of a Compact MRI Scanner to Other Similar Scanners


About this study

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the performance of the new compact Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanner compared to standard MR exams of the brain.

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:

  • Human subjects will be recruited in ages from 3 to 99 years of age.
  • Potential subjects for the comparative studies (Aims 1 and 2) will be recruited from the daily schedules of those scanners for the brain studies. For comparative musculoskeletal exams, the MRI schedules from the Gonda and Charlton body practices will be reviewed.
  • Subjects for Aim 3 maybe recruited from individuals undergoing a clinical exam or recruited from individuals not having a clinical MRI.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • We will exclude individuals with contraindications to MRI scanning such as a cardiac pacemaker, the presence of intraocular or intracranial metallic objects, and all other devices that are incompatible with 3T MRI.


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

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Matthew Bernstein, Ph.D.

Open for enrollment

Contact information:

Erin Gray M.H.A.

(507) 284-5570


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