Last updated on March 2019

MRI in Diagnosing Solid Tumors of the Eye and Orbit

Brief description of study

This study is being done due to a new imaging method that may help others in the future to improve evaluation of diseases in the eye and eye socket and to help make a decision concerning best treatment of the disease. Previous studies suggests that dynamic contrast enhanced MRI is ideally suited to show small structures in the eye and eye socket as well as to provide information about the eye socket such as blood circulation. This research may also provide information about the likelihood of the tumor spreading from the eye into other organs as well as correlate the study images with all other clinical imaging

Detailed Study Description


I. To determine the feasibility of DCE-MRI (dynamic contrast enhanced magnetic resonance imaging) as non-invasive imaging tool to image contrast enhancement in ocular and orbital tumors.

II. To compare contrast enhancement and its distribution within orbital tissue. III. To assess potential differences in contrast enhancement which help to characterize malignant lesions as well as discriminate these from benign tissue.

IV. To compare image characteristics between clinical high field end ex-vivo ultra high field magnetic resonance (MR) imaging.

V. To correlate imaging findings with obtained histology by comparing contrast enhancement parameters, e.g. maximum signal intensity, to histology characteristics, e.g. vascular density.


Patients undergo DCE-MRI.

After completion of study treatment, patients are followed up every 6 months for up to 5 years.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT01653080

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