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Low-Intensity Focused Ultrasound and Pain Management Research

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Low-Intensity Focused Ultrasound and Pain Management Research



The Legon Lab at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC is recruiting volunteers for a cutting-edge brain research study. If eligible, participants will take part in a multi-session study involving a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan, a computed tomography (CT) scan, low-intensity focused ultrasound (LIFU), testing consisting of heating and cooling sensations on the skin, and questionnaires.

Primary goal: To investigate the effects of low-intensity focused ultrasound (LIFU), a non-invasive brain stimulation method, on pain management

Who is eligible? 

  • Healthy adults aged 18-65
  • Availability to participate in Roanoke for a multi-session study
  • Meets all MRI and CT safety qualifications

How much time will it take? 

Each session will take about 2-2.5 hours for a total of about 11.5 hours. Additional optional sessions will be 2-2.5 hours, up to an 9 additional study hours.

How will I be compensated? 

Participants will be compensated between $230 and $410 depending on study participation.

(VT IRB 21-796)

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    The Legon Lab studies modulation of the human brain via focused ultrasound.