A Study of New Technology CT Scans for checking Left Ventricular Assist Devices


About this study

The purpose of this study is to measure the performance of Dual-Energy CT scans that are able to reduce interference caused by metal objects, and then compare with standard echocardiography for checking patients with LVAD devices.

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

  • Patient with LVAD implanted not less than 7 days prior to the CT scan
  • Signed written informed consent
  • Negative pregnancy test


Exclusion Criteria

  • Severe renal insufficiency, defined as a serum creatinine >1.9 mg/dL 
  • Unwilling or unable to undergo echocardiography


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

Eric Williamson, M.D.

Open for enrollment

Contact information:

Eric Williamson M.D.



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