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for people ages 18 years and up (full criteria)
healthy people welcome
at San Francisco, California
study started
estimated completion:



This is a single center pilot study testing the use of novel coil arrays with MR liver imaging. In part A of the study, up to 30 healthy volunteers will be scanned, with iterative adjustment of coil array geometry and design to optimize imaging characterstics. In Part B of the study, 40 patients with advanced solid tumors and at least one liver metastasis measuring > 1.5 cm in diameter on standard anatomic scans will undergo MR liver imaging with the newly designed coil array, with the use of gadolinium contrast. Patients with liver tumors will have the option of undergoing a second MR liver scan during the course of subsequent systemic therapy.

Official Title

A Pilot Study of Novel Magnetic Resonance Coil Arrays to Improve the Characterization of Liver Metastases in Patients With Advanced Solid Tumor Malignancies


Neoplams Advanced Solid Tumor


You can join if…

Open to people ages 18 years and up

(Part B only - Patients with advanced solid tumor):

  • Advanced solid tumor malignancy and the presence of at least one liver metastasis measuring > 1.5 cm in longest diameter in axial dimension on standard anatomic imaging

You CAN'T join if...

(Part B only):

  • Contra-indication to gadolinium contrast (e.g. chronic renal disease, prior allergic reaction) for patient studies

Exclusion Criteria (Part A [Healthy Volunteers] and Part B):

  • Contra-indication to MRI (e.g. pacemaker, severe claustrophobia, suspected presence of MR-Unsafe surgical implants or shrapnel)


  • UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center accepting new patients
    San Francisco, California, 94115, United States


accepting new patients
Start Date
Completion Date
University of California, San Francisco
Lead Scientist
Rahul Aggarwal
Study Type
Last Updated
July 12, 2017
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