Principal Investigator: Manish Saha, MD
Sponsor: RILITE Foundation
Age Range: 18-65
Status: Enrolling

Purpose: To test if a variety of renal imaging of the kidneys (via MRI) of patients with lupus of the kidney (lupus nephritis [LN]) will provide a set of non-invasive tools to assess renal function and disease activity in LN compared to kidney biopsy findings.

Study Procedures: Participants will have an MRI 1-3 days prior to their scheduled kidney biopsy and then again 6 months after their biopsy.  Blood and urine will be collected at these visits along with disease activity assessments.

Participation: Participation will last approximately 6 months.

For more information, please contact:

Brenda Meier, RN
Study Coordinator
919-445-2730
brenda_meier@med.unc.edu