A Study to Compare Optimal MRI Timing for Pre-surgical Planning to LINAC-based Therapy


About this study

The purpose of this research is to compare two different standard-of-care pre-surgical imaging methods. 

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:

  • Adult patients with brain metastases, for whom gamma knife radiosurgery recommended.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients unable to tolerate/obtain MRI brain.

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

Ian Parney, M.D., Ph.D.

Open for enrollment

Contact information:

Matthew Hoplin M.S.

(507) 422-2121


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