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Use of MRI and PET for Assessing Disease Activity in Takayasu`s Arteritis


VCRC Imaging Protocol for Magnetic Resonance and Positron Emission Tomography in Large-vessel Vasculitis (Takayasu`s Arteritis):Development as Clinical Trial Outcome Measures




Assessing disease activity in people with Takayasu`s arteritis is difficult, as most people with the disease do not exhibit visible, measurable symptoms. Combination positron emission tomography/computed axial tomography (PET/CT) is a particularly sensitive, accurate scanning method that may improve researchers` ability to evaluate people with the disease. This study will determine the effectiveness of PET/CT in assessing disease activity in people with Takayasu`s arteritis.

Study Status: Recruiting

Katie Gartner 216-445-1397

Condition Intervention Phase
Takayasu Arteritis n/a N/A

Verified by Peter Merkel November, 2013

Sponsored by: Peter Merkel
Information provided by: University of Pennsylvania identifier: NCT00744952

Study Type: Interventional

Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Prospective

Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Cleveland, Ohio 44195
United States

Peter A. Merkel, MD, MPH., Study Chair

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