Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) in Patients with Carotid Atherosclerosis

Overview

Status: Recruiting
Keywords: Carotid Atherosclerosis , Magnetic Resonance Imaging , Carotid Plaque , Carotid Artery Disease , Stroke
IRB Number: 00068069
Specialty: Radiology
Sub Specialties: Magnetic Resonance Imaging – MRI

Brief Summary

The purpose of this project is to develop carotid Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) protocols.

Principal Investigator: Dennis Parker
Department: Radiology Research
Co Investigator: Scott Mcnally
Co Investigator: Gerald Treiman

Contact Information

Name:Lisa Dubler
Phone: (801) 587-8190
Email: Lisa.Dubler@hsc.utah.edu

Inclusion Criteria

Evidence of carotid disease on at least one side based on recent imaging results. (aprox. 200 participants)

Control Group: Healthy Volunteers (aprox. 100 participants)

 

Exclusion Criteria

Exclusion Criteria for study particiaption:

  1. Inability to provide informed consent
  2. Contraindication to MRI
  3. Pregnancy
  4. Vascular stent placed within 8 weeks

Exclusion Criteria for gadolinium injection:

  1. Subject declines injection of contrast agent on informed consent document
  2. eGFR < 30mL/min/1.73m2
  3. History of allergy to gadolinium contrast

Subjects with exclusion criteria for contrast may still participate in the study without contrast