A Study to Assess an MRI Image Localizer for 7T MRI Neuronavigation


About this study

The purpose of this study is to develop a localizer for use within the 7T MRI to allow for future clinical use in neurosurgical planning.

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:

  • Aged 18 years and older.
  • Normal subjects must not have any confounding medical conditions.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Any ‘undefined’ metallic implants or foreign bodies inside the body.
  • Implanted active devices such as cardiac defibrillators/pacemakers, deep brain stimulators, vagus nerve stimulators, intrathecal pumps, cochlear implants.
  • Devices, or residual parts thereof left in the body such as cardiac pacer wires, which provide life assist, bone growth or pain management.
  • Structural support devices, screws, or wires in bone that are near the spinal cord or temperature sensitive organs.
  • Reconstructive metallic implants near the orbits.
  • External devices, medicinal patches, piercings, jewelry, clothing or hair accessories (such as wigs, weaves and extensions) within to the radiofrequency coil that cannot be removed from the body.
  • Pregnancy.
  • Prisoners.
  • Tattoos located within or near the radiofrequency coil.
  • Permanent facial makeup (for brain scanning).
  • Metallic fragment in the eye.
  • Colored contact lens.
  • Fever / elevated temperature.
  • Suffer from claustrophobia.

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

Kendall Lee, M.D., Ph.D.

Open for enrollment

Contact information:

Neurologic Surgery Research Team

(507) 538-6546

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