06 May Volunteers Needed to Build a High Resolution MRI Database of Fetal Brain Development
Currently, MRI is limited to two-dimensional imaging because of the motion of your baby during imaging. We have developed techniques here at UW that correct for motion of the baby’s head and allow many fast scans of parts of the head to be combined to form a single high quality three-dimensional image of the whole brain, rather like a panoramic image from a digital camera. These new types of images allow us to study the fetal brain with higher definition and to acquire images reliably even when the baby is moving. Unlike ultrasound, these images allow us to map the whole brain shape, the properties of different brain tissues, connections forming in the brain and even activity in the brain. We will provide you with a CD of your baby’s images, as well as validating parking, and a $50 thank you gift card.
Project includes a study-paid Bayley III Scales assessment with a child psychologist at UW’s Center on Human Development & Disability. This optional “phase II” to the study would be when your infant is between 19-21 months of age.
18-45 years of age, 18-36 gestational weeks in pregnancy
Additional Study Details
Full Study Title
Volunteers Needed to Build a High Resolution MRI Database of Fetal Brain Development
Accepts Healthy Volunteers?
University of Washington Medical Center
1959 NE Pacific St
Seattle, WA 98195
Use the link below to send a message to the study coordinator, or call the number above to speak directly with a study representative.