Phenotyping Interstitial Cystitis/​Bladder Pain Syndrome (IC/​BPS) by Intravesical Contrast Enhanced - Magnetic Resonance Imaging (ICE-MRI) Bladder Permeability Assay

Study Overview

Each participant will be asked to participate in this research study which distinguishes different types of Interstitial Cystitis/Bladder Pain Syndrome. Research studies include only people who wish to participate. The study team members will explain the study to each participant, and all questions about the study will be answered. Each participant will be given adequate time when deciding to participate in this study. Should the participant consent to participate, then the participant will agree to undergo have a single Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) test that involves the use of radio waves and a powerful magnet which are linked to a computer that looks at the bladder. The MRI test is being performed to see if the bladder is leaky, which would suggest Interstitial Cystitis (IC). The MRI test involves placing Gadobutrol and Ferumoxytol into the bladder using a sterile catheter, a small hollow tube through which fluids pass. Preliminary data suggests that IC patients with Hunners lesions have increased Gadobutrol in the bladder wall lining.