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ACTIVE STUDY: MRI Measurement of the Mechanical Vulnerability of the Brain

Approval Status: Approved
Number: 49
Submission Date August 16, 2022
Is this study IRB-Approved? Yes
Date of NEXT IRB Review: 05/14/2023
Full Study Name: MRI Measurement of the Mechanical Vulnerability of the Brain
Short Study Name: Mechanical Vulnerability of the Brain
College / Affiliation College of Engineering
Relevant Research Categories
Location of Study: University of Delaware STAR Campus, 540 S College Ave, Newark, DE 19713
Description of Study:

The purpose of this research is to better understand brain mechanics using a novel technique called “Magnetic Resonance Elastography”, which involves a brain MRI scan while your head rests on a specialized pillow that gently vibrates. This study consists of a single 3 hour appointment which involves this MRE scan and a series of simple memory tests.

Will participants be compensated for participation?
Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria:

We are recruiting individuals ranging in age from 14-80 years old. Individuals will be excluded for any of the following reasons: inability to understand consent and experimental instructions that are written in English, history of central nervous system diseases or brain injury, pregnancy, and conditions that contra-indicate MRI.

“How to Apply” Description:

If you are interested in participating in this study please reach out to our study coordinator, Alexis Merritt, via her associated email asking to participate in the “Mechanical Vulnerability of the Brain” study.

How to Apply Link:
How to Apply Email:
Contact Name: Alexis
Contact Last Johnson
Contact Email:
Phone: 3028313883
PI Name: Curtis
PI Last Johnson
PI Email: