Understanding Skeletal Growth Using Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI) of the Physis and Metaphysis (SA#3)
Understanding Bone Growth with Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI) - SA#3
Sponsor: National Institute of Child and Health Development
Enrolling: Male and Female Patients
Study Length: 1 Years
IRB Number: AAAS9882 - SA3
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), can tell us early whether children and adolescents who are receiving growth hormones are responding to therapy. Participant will come for MRI before initiation of growth hormone therapy and then at 4, 8, and 12 months after initiation of growth hormone therapy. 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 aged 6-12 years old? Yes No
Is your child being started on growth hormone therapy? Yes No
Has your child had cancer or any major disease? Yes No
Does your child have any abnormality of the growth plate of is taking medications that may affect growth? Yes No
If your daughter has started having her periods, is there a possibility that she could be pregnant? Yes No
You may be eligible for this study

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Diego Jaramillo