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MRI Imaging of Orthopedic Instrumentation. Prospective Evaluation Utilizing Multi-Acquisition Variable-Resonance Image Combination (MAVRIC)

IRB Number: 28091

November 05, 2008

Institutional Review Board, Hospital for Special Surgery

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Principal Investigator

Hollis G. Potter, MD


Li Foong Foo, MD
Matthew F. Koff, PhD


We plan to perform MRI scans of 50 subjects.  Enrollment period will start once the scanning protocol has been approved by the IRB and has been verified with quality control scans of a phantom.  The subject will be enrolled in the study for the duration of the scanning session.

Inclusion/Exclusion Criteria

Inclusion Criteria: 
Referring physician request for diagnostic evaluation of joint arthroplasty or other orthopedic instrumentation in an adult patient.

 Exclusion Criteria:
 Patients with absolute contraindications to MRI, patients unable to give informed consent, children under the age of 18 years.

Contact Information

Matthew Koff, Ph.D.