Evaluating Raised Intracranial Pressure Using MR Elastography


  • 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: 16-007037
    NCT ID: NCT03096743
    Sponsor Protocol Number: 16-007037

About this study

Investigators will compare magnetic resonance (MR) elastography measurements to other forms of noninvasive methods of detecting raised intracranial pressure, including optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging measurements of the retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) and indirect signs of raised intracranial pressure on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

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:

All subjects will have the following inclusion criteria:

  • Group 1: Papilledema from idiopathic intracranial hypertension and other forms of elevated intracranial pressure, including obstructive hydrocephalus
  • Group 2: Patients without raised intracranial pressure.

Exclusion Criteria:

All subjects will have the following exclusion criteria:

  • Age <18
  • Pregnancy (self-reported)
  • Individuals for whom MR is contraindicated

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

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Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

John Chen, M.D., Ph.D.

Open for enrollment

Contact information:

John Chen M.D., Ph.D.




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