Condition or Therapy: Nonbacterial osteomyelitis, inflammation of bone
Category: Rheumatology

What is the goal of this study?

Our researchers want to find an easy, inexpensive and reliable way to detect the inflammation of bone in children. This study may benefit others in the future by improving the care for children with chronic nonbacterial osteomyelitis. There is no direct benefit if you take part in the study.

Who can join the study?

This study might be a good fit if your child:

  • Is 6-18 years 
  • Has or is very likely has chronic nonbacterial osteomyelitis
  • Your doctor orders an MRI during your regular doctor visit at Seattle Children's

What happens in the study?

If you choose to take part, your child would come in for a research visit that takes less than 2 hours. At the visit, your child would:

  • Have a research MRI on the same day as regular clinical MRI
  • Have infrared thermal pictures taken for the MRI-scanned arms or legs
  • Fill out a questionnaire at clinical visit

Who can I contact for information or to enroll?

Email the research coordinator.


Study Location(s): Seattle Children's Hospital main campus
Principal Investigator: Dr. Yongdong (Dan) Zhao