Full title: MRI to Establish Diagnosis Against Laparoscopy
Research Funder: NIHR HTA Funder Ref: 09/22/50
Sponsor Ref: 007936 QM
ISRCTN Ref No.: ISRCTN13028601
REC Ref: 11/EM/0281
UKCRN Project Ref No: 11535
University of Birmingham Ethics Ref: ERN_11-0873
NHS Research Scotland Ref: NRS12-GY09
Can magnetic resonance imaging scan replace or triage the use of laparoscopy in establishing a diagnosis amongst women presenting in secondary care with chronic pelvic pain?
Lee Priest (firstname.lastname@example.org),
Clinical Research Fellow:
Anushka Tirlapur (email@example.com),
The proportion of women for whom MRI is sufficiently accurate to replace laparoscopy following evaluation of presenting characteristics. This will be completed by ascertaining if the “post-laparoscopy diagnoses” has added any clinical benefit to the “post MRI diagnoses” (i.e. whether it has diagnosed substantially more pathological conditions) or whether it could have been avoided.
MEDAL is a multicentre prospective cohort study and involves 25 centres nationally. MEDAL aims to recruits 250 patients (December 2011 – September 2013) and is funded NIHR HTA.
Participating London sites
The Royal London (Miss Elizabeth Ball), Whipps Cross (Mr Funlayo Odejinmi), Newham (Mr Antonios Antoniou), Homerton (Miss Sandra Watson), Chelsea and Westminster (Mr Robert Richardson), Southend (Mr Winston Justin).