Understanding Skeletal Growth Using Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI) of the Physis and Metaphysis (SA#2)
Understanding Bone Growth with Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI) - SA#2
Sponsor: National Institute of Child and Health Development
Enrolling: Male and Female Patients
Study Length: 2 Years
Clinic Visits: 3
IRB Number: AAAS9882 - SA2
Contact: Diego Jaramillo: 212-304-7919 / radclinicalresearch@cumc.columbia.edu
Additional Study Information: Growth of the skeleton happens at the growth plate, a disc of cartilage at the ends of all long bones. The purpose of this research study is to find out if a technique using investigational MRI called diffusion tensor imaging of the growth plate cartilage of the knee (MRI-DTI), is able to predict growth. For this purpose, we are studying normal adolescents whose bones are almost mature, to see if MRI can predict how much they are going to grow in the next year and how tall they are going to be. The goal is to use this information to help people who have problems with growth of the entire skeleton or a limb. Participants will come for MRI at the beginning, 12 months, and 24 months. In each visit, participants will complete a short questionnaire. Participant will receive reimbursement for each visit.
Diego Jaramillo, MD, MPH
Do You Qualify?
Is your child a girl aged 12-14 years old or a boy aged 14-16 years old? Yes No
Is there a chance your child may be pregnant? Yes No
Has your child had cancer or any major disease? Yes No
Is your child taking any medication that may affect growth? Yes No
Is your child of a short stature or obese? Yes No
You may be eligible for this study

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Diego Jaramillo