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Patient Recruitment

Healthy Volunteers Needed

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Human Brain Connectome

Doctors at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland, seek healthy volunteers to join a research study. Doctors are investigating the energy spent by the brain when you are performing certain tasks as well as resting. Participants will have a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and a positron emission tomography (PET) scan of the brain. Participation involves one screening and two outpatient visits for test and procedures.

You may be eligible if you are:

  • At least 18 years old
  • In good health

You may not participate if you:

  • Are pregnant or breast feeding
  • Use certain drugs such as marijuana or cocaine
  • Have had a head trauma with a loss of consciousness for more than 30 minutes
  • Are not able to have an MRI scan

Location: The NIH Clinical Center, America's research hospital, is conveniently located on the Metro Red Line (Medical Center stop) in Bethesda, Maryland.

For more information, call:
Office of Patient Recruitment
TTY: 1-866-411-1010
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Or go online:
Refer to study # 14-AA-0144

Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC)
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

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