Skeletal Growth Study

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The purpose of this study is to look at growth using a novel technique called diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) of the  growth plate in the knee. DTI images are obtained using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) which is a minimal risk procedure that involves no radiation.  


We have been studying growth using DTI for more than a decade, and we have shown that it is an accurate method for predicting growth in children. With this study, we hope to gain data to support DTI becoming a tool that can be used by physicians around the world to understand and predict growth in children.

Eligibility & Criteria

IRB #:
21-018572
Official Title:
Understanding skeletal growth using diffusion tensor imaging of the physis and metaphysis
Study Phase:
Not Applicable
Eligible Age Range:
8 - 16 Years
Gender:
All
Study Categories:

Visit Criteria

Participation involves 6 brief, in-person visits, one at the beginning, 4 months, 12 months and then yearly.  In each session, participants will:

1. Have an MRI of the knee
2. Have body measurements taken, such as height and weight
3. Answer questions about health history, physical growth and development