VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR STUDY OF BRAIN DEVELOPMENT
Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
Christian Beaulieu, PhD; Carmen Rasmussen, PhD; Gail Andrew, MD; Derek Emery, MD
We are conducting a research study using advanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) methods to learn about brain development. We want to determine if the brain develops differently in individuals with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD), and to understand more about the brain areas affected by alcohol exposure in the womb.
We are recruiting participants with an FASD diagnosis who are 5 years of age and older. The study involves an MRI of the brain (~40 mins), followed by cognitive testing (~35 min) done on an iPad. The study takes ~2 hours in total, and is conducted at the University of Alberta Hospital.
MRI does not use ionizing radiation (unlike CT scans or x-rays) and has no known harmful…
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