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PARTNER MRI Arthritis Study

Thermal and 3D Imaging to Quantify Arthritis - MRI Study

Protocol Description

Picturing Arthritis Response to Treatment with New Electronic Resources, or "PARTNER," is a multi-faceted study to test an Arthritis Imager device that uses special cameras to create 3D images of the hand and wrist showing warmth and swelling in the joints. In this particular protocol, tests will be done to see if the imager can detect the presence of arthritis in patients who appear to be in remission, and researchers will evaluate whether the device is as sensitive as MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) for identifying early changes in disease that may not otherwise be apparent.

Eligibility Criteria

Subject to certain exclusion criteria, the study is open to children, ages 4 to 18, who have been diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, as well as adults with rheumatoid arthritis.
Males: Ages 4 and up
Females: Ages 4 and up

Requirements
Participants will be required to visit the Arthritis Research Center (ARC) and UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Oakland for a single visit, At the ARC, hands and wrists will be scanned using the Arthritis Imager. At UPMC Presbyterian, hands and wrists will be scanned using MRI.
Visits: 1
Duration: 1.5 hours

Status: Open for Enrollment

Source(s) of Support
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

Contact Information

To get started, please contact:
Kimberly Francis, MS, MPA
412-383-4018

Last Update
September 5, 2014
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Last Update
September 5, 2014
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