Identifying Heart Damage with a MRI Scan

What we are studying

The purpose of this research study is to determine if the results of a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scan can identify heart damage caused by chemotherapy and create better methods for assessing the cardiovascular system in cancer patients.

Who is Eligible

  • All Genders
  • Races:
    • White
    • African American
    • Asian
    • American Indian or Alaska Native
    • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
    • Other
  • All Ethnicities
  • Ages 21 - 85

Eligibility Criteria

  • Age-Matched to cancer participants
  • No history of cancer
  • No history of allergic reaction to MRI contrast agents
  • No history of kidney disease
  • No contraindications for having an MRI (such as metal placed in the brain; pacemakers; defibrillators; or other implanted electronic devices)
  • No cardiac procedures in the past 6 months
  • No known severe Coronary Artery Disease
  • No unrelieved symptoms thought to represent cardiac ischemia
  • No history of COPD or asthma
  • Not currently pregnant (females)

What is involved

  • 1 visit to the CRU
  • 1 blood draw
  • 2 IV accesses in one arm
  • 1 measure of height
  • 1 measure of weight
  • 1 measure of blood pressure
  • 1 measure of pulse
  • 1 urine pregnancy test (if sexually active woman of childbearing potential)
  • 2 medical history questionnaires
  • 1 ECG
  • 1 administration of IV contrast
  • 1 administration of IV stress agent
  • 1 MRI


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Contact Information

Study Coordinator
Brittany Briceno
Principal Investigator
Dr. Jennifer Jordan

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