Keywords: Vasculitides , Scleroderma , Peripheral vasculature , Raynauds , Nail bed capillaroscopy , Photoplethysmography , Magnetic Resonance Imaging
IRB Number: 00063262
Specialty: Vascular Surgery, Rheumatology, Radiology
Sub Specialties: Magnetic Resonance Imaging – MRI
- To assess the validity of non-gadolinium techniques for evaluation of peripheral arteries as compared to conventional gadolinium MRA, nail bed capillaroscopy, and photoplethysmography.
- To assess the severity of arterial disease in patients with vasculitides, RP, or scleroderma, as compared to age-matched controls.
- To assess the peripheral arteries by non-gadolinium and gadolinium MRA, nail bed capilloaroscopy, and photoplethysmography while patients are on therapy compared to off therapy or before and after therapy, including pharmacologic or hyperbaric therapy.
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