A study looking at a new way of looking at the liver with MRI scanning

Please note - this trial is no longer recruiting patients. We hope to add results when they are available.

Cancer type:

All cancer types





This study is looking to confirm that a new way of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI scan) works. 

MRI scans use magnetism to build up an image of the inside of the body. Doctors often use MRI scans after treatment to find out how well it has worked. At the moment this works well but doctors are always looking for new ways to improve MRI scans.

The researchers have developed a new way of looking at the liver using MRI scans. They want to find out if this new way is better.

Who can enter

You may be able to enter this trial if you are attending the Northern Centre for Cancer Care, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne and

  • You have cancer that has spread to your liver
  • You are at least 18 years old

You cannot enter this trial if you are not able to have an MRI scan because for example you have a pacemaker or other metal in your body, or you cannot lie flat for at least 1 hour.

Trial design

This study will recruit 6 people. Everyone will have a MRI scan called magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS). The scan takes about 1 hour.

Hospital visits

You have your MRS scan at the University Magnetic Resonance Centre at the former Newcastle General Hospital.

Side effects

There are no side effects from taking part in this study.

We have information on MRI scans in our cancer tests section.

Recruitment start:

Recruitment end:

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Chief Investigator

Professor Ruth Plummer

Supported by

Cancer Research UK
Experimental Cancer Medicine Centre (ECMC)
The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

If you have questions about the trial please contact our cancer information nurses

Freephone 0808 800 4040

Last review date

CRUK internal database number:

Oracle 10018

Please note - unless we state otherwise in the summary, you need to talk to your doctor about joining a trial.

Over 60,000 cancer patients enrolled on clinical trials in the UK last year.

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