Cerebral Iron Quantification Using MRI


About this study

This proposal includes evaluation of brain iron quantification method using MR imaging and will operate within the NSR guidelines for data acquisition established by the FDA/CDRH. The significant testing by vendor and Mayo staff prior to in vivo use, assure the safety of these studies and overall system stability. 

The result of these studies will be used to validate new technology to determine the iron level in the brain and correlate the iron deposit with age, gender, and pathology.

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.

Exclusion Criteria:

Children under the age of 18 and adults lacking the capacity to consent will not be included in this study.

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

Yunhong Shu, Ph.D.

Open for enrollment

Contact information:

Suson Walsh CCRP



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