MR Elastography of Hydrocephalus


  • 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: 13-002812
    Sponsor Protocol Number: 13-002812

About this study

We are doing this research study to develop and test the effectiveness of a new imaging technique called magnetic resonance elastography (MRE). This technique measures the stiffness (mechanical properties) of the brain and cerebral spinal fluid.

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:

Human subjects will be recruited in ages from 3 to 99 years of age. Subjects will be in good general health with the exception of symptoms of hydrocephalus.

Exclusion Criteria:

Individuals with contraindications to MRI scanning such as a cardiac pacemaker, the presence of intraocular or intracranial metallic objects and MRI incompatible devices.

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact us for help.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

John Huston, M.D.

Open for enrollment

Contact information:

Laurie Olsen-Holtorf CCRP


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