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Research Study: Portable MRI

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Type of MS: PPMS|PRMS|RRMS|SPMS
Treatment mode of action: To study portable MRI
Number of Subjects: 20
Medication: NA
Location: Massachusetts
Institutions: Massachusetts General Hospita Contact Information
Cristina
CTRAPAGAHACKER@mgh.harvard.edu

Funding:

NA

Description

Researchers at the Massachusetts General Hospital are studying a portable MRI machine. Most MRI machines are extremely large, cost millions of dollars, and require specialized and expensive equipment to function. This portable MRI machine costs less than a traditional machine, operates quietly, and requires the electricity from a regular wall plug to work. The team hopes that, one day, the portable MRI technology could be used to treat patients with neurological disorders in rural, remote, or low-income areas around the world; however, they first must verify that the portable MRI can see the same things that a traditional MRI machine can for people with MS. Participation involves a one-time 30-minute scan in a portable MRI machine from the company Hyperfine. The appointment usually lasts about an hour, as screening forms are completed before the scan. 
 
Please contact Cristina at CTRAPAGAHACKER@mgh.harvard.edu for more information.

Please note: This is not a clinical trial of an intervention, but rather a research study.

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