Evaluating Marrow Edema will Improve the Confidence Level of Radiology Trainees in Detection of Pelvic or Hip Fractures


  • 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: 17-001183
    Sponsor Protocol Number: 17-001183

About this study

The purposes of this study are to assess the accuracy of dual-energy CT (DECT) virtual non-calcium technique to detect subtle or occult pelvic or hip fractures in emergency room patients and to assess the impact on confidence of detection of pelvic or hip fractures utilizing the VNCa technique in radiology trainees with varying degrees of training.

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:

Radiology Trainee Accrual

  • Current trainees at the Mayo Clinic Rochester, Department of Radiology, who provide oral consent to participate.

Patients Accrued under 16-006250

  • All adults with pelvic or hip CTs scanned with the dual-energy CT technique who have given approval for research.

Exclusion Criteria:

Radiology Trainee Accrual

  • Not a current resident or trainee at the Mayo Clinic Rochester, Department of Radiology

Patients Accrued under 16-006250

  • Any patient who refused research.


Participating Mayo Clinic locations

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Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Katrina Glazebrook, M.B., Ch.B.

Closed for enrollment

Contact information:

Katrina Glazebrook M.B., Ch.B.