Developing and implementing an imaging protocol across multiple sites in a clinical trial can be quite challenging. The protocol must be specific enough to guarantee each site will meet the requirements of the study, yet flexible enough to accommodate the different equipment and software in use at various sites. As a scientific leader in the field our teams possess a wealth of experience in helping sponsors create the optimum protocol customized for their study.
Working with your clinicians we will assist in designing an encompassing imaging protocol by following our established Imaging Protocol and Subject Scanning Guide Development and Standardization:
- Develop and standardize imaging protocol for biomarkers
- Transfer and standardize the imaging protocol for different manufacturers' scanners
- Standardize patient's positioning in the imaging unit
- Standardize forms for documentation
- Standardize the data transfer from sites to VirtualScopics
All of this information will be documented in the Subject Scanning Guide which is included in the Study Binder provided to each site in the study. This guide will then be reviewed with each site during the training process.
Quantitative MR in Multi-Center Trials
VirtualScopics' Chief Scientific Officer Ed Ashton published an article in the Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging that discusses the challenges inherent in multi-center trials and how to reap the benefits of quantitative MR by paying meticulous attention to each stage of the image acquisition and analysis chain.
This article provides a beneficial introduction to those currently conducting or considering using imaging in a multi-center trial. Read the article here