CHLA Clinical Research Studies

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Study Details - ID: CCI-09-00055
Health/Science/Disease Category:
Purpose of Research:
The collection of the research data we hope will help better screening, diagnosing procedures and treatment of brain injury in newborns and identify a connection between MR imaging and neurodevelopmental outcomes.
Short Name:
MR Imaging of Perinatal Brain Injury
Full Title of Study:
Advanced MR Imaging of Perinatal Brain Injury: Correlation with Neurocognitive Outcome
Phase/Type of Study:
Phase 2/Observational
Babies born with congenital heart disease, premature infants without central nervous system conditions who have reached the full term age equivalent, neonates that have had clinically indicated MR imaging in the past up to 3 months of age.
Time Commitment/Requirements:
A post op MRI of the brain will be done anytime between the ages of 6 and 18, as soon as the child becomes capable of completing MRI scan. Six years from birth to complete neurodevelopmental testing. The parents also have the option to only provide the fetal MRI scans, cranial ultrasounds, newborn post op MR imaging and 6 year post op MR imaging.
Primary Investigator:
Dr. Ashok Panigrahy
Coordinator Contact Name:
Dr. Ashok Panigrahy
Phone Number:
323-361-5739 or 323-361-6876
Email: or
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