A Study of the Best Position for the Passive Driver (Vibration Transmitter) in Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Elastography (MRE)


  • 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: 14-009534
    Sponsor Protocol Number: 14-009534

About this study

The purpose of this study is to test multiple positions of the passive driver (vibration transmitter) on the patient in Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Elastography (MRE) to find the best position for scanner imaging.

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

  • Age ≥ 18 years
  • No history of angina
  • No known coronary artery disease
  • No history of heart failure
  • No history of hypertension or hypertensive medications
  • No known valvular or congenital heart disease
  • No diabetes
  • Measured systolic blood pressure < 140 mm Hg
  • Measured diastolic blood pressure < 90 mm Hg


Exclusion Criteria

  • Contraindications to MRI scanning including
    • Internal defibrillators or pacemakers
    • Cerebral aneurysm clips
    • Severe claustrophobia
  • Pregnancy or suspected pregnancy 
    • Though there is no documented risk to the fetus of MRI scanning, MRI scanning in pregnancy is considered a relative contraindication

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

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Mayo Clinic Location Status

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Philip Araoz, M.D.

Closed for enrollment


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