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What are the types of imaging clinical trials?

There are several types of imaging clinical trials:

  • Screening imaging clinical trials generally ask questions that will help researchers learn what type of imaging test will best detect disease early, possibly before symptoms of the disease are noticed.
  • Diagnostic imaging clinical trials address questions about what type of imaging test will best detect disease when it is suspected or will help monitor known disease or monitor a therapy to evaluate whether it is working.
  • Image-guided interventional clinical trials evaluate the role of therapies that are directed by imaging techniques.