"He went through six operations and was placed on a clinical trial so he could try new treatments.”
A study looking at advanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans to assess brain tumours
Please note - this trial is no longer recruiting patients. We hope to add results when they are available.
This study is looking to see if a new type of MRI scan is useful for assessing brain tumours.
Brain tumours are often assessed using a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan. MRI scans give a clear picture of where the tumour is in the brain and how big it is. This helps doctors to decide which treatment is best.
But standard MRI scans do not give information about blood flow in the brain. Or which chemicals are where in the brain, and how they move around. There are new ways of doing MRI scans that may be able to give doctors this type of information. Doctors hope that this information will help them decide how and when to treat brain tumours. But they are not sure yet how useful the new scans will be.
The aim of this study is to find out how useful advanced MRI scans are to assess brain tumours.
Who can enter
You can enter this trial if you
- Have a primary brain tumour
- Are a patient at Hope Hospital in Salford, near Manchester
- Are at least 18 years old
You cannot enter this trial if you
This study will recruit about 400 patients from Hope Hospital in Salford.
All the people taking part will have standard MRI scans and advanced MRI scans during the same appointment. You will have these scans at the same points as you would have a standard MRI scan if you were not taking part in the trial (at diagnosis, after treatment etc).
The scans used in this study are
1. A standard MRI scan with an injection of
All patients taking part will have scans 1, 2 and 3. But only some patients will have scan 4. This will depend on other test results and the type of brain tumour you have.
You will go to Salford Royal Foundation Trust Hospital or the Wolfson Molecular Imaging Centre to have the MRI scans. You would have standard MRI scans as part of your treatment even if you weren’t taking part in this trial. So you won’t have to make any extra trips to the hospital as a result of the trial.
You may have surgery, radiotherapy or chemotherapy as part of your treatment for your brain tumour. This will depend on the type, size and position of your tumour. Your doctor will discuss the treatment options with you.
There are no additional side effects associated with this trial.
How to join a clinical trial
Please note: In order to join a trial you will need to discuss it with your doctor, unless otherwise specified.
Professor Alan Jackson
Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust
University of Manchester Magnetic Resonance Imaging Facility