The Dynamic Contrast Enhanced MRI study of lupus nephritis

Brief description of study

The main purpose of this research study is to find out whether magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can detect abnormalities in kidneys in lupus nephritis and also detect how well the kidneys are working. MRI scans are not currently part of regular medical care in lupus nephritis, this is specific to this study only. Lupus nephritis is the inflammation of the kidney caused by the disease, systemic lupus erythematous. MRI has not yet been frequently used for lupus nephritis patients. Because there is new evidence that with the proper specific settings this could provide very helpful information to patients and doctors, the sponsor wants to explore this further in patients like you. Its use is investigational in lupus nephritis.

Clinical Study Identifier: s16-01615 Identifier: NCTs16-01615