As new MRI protocols are developed each must be evaluated in clinical trials. These evaluations often take several years. The DCMRC is committed to the long-term evaluation of new protocols which are hypothesized to provide important diagnostic information.
The DCMRC serves as a core lab facility for many clinical trials. We can provide a platform for multicenter research trials, and are experienced in quantitative and qualitative image analysis and image quality control. We have expertise as a multicenter CMR core lab in:
- Analysis of cardiac function, including LV and RV ejection fraction, chamber size, wall thickness, and wall motion
- Evaluation of myocardial viability using delayed-enhancement imaging
- Assessment of myocardial perfusion and ischemia
- Quantitative tissue characterization with T1 and T2 mapping
- Vascular anatomy and function
In addition to these services, we can work with a sponsor to develop customized CMR imaging protocols and analysis.