Who we are | We are a research group within Children’s National Health System. We focus on improving magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for pregnant mothers and babies. Our goal for this study is to observe images of healthy adults in order to improve image quality.
What is MRI? | MRI stands for Magnetic Resonance Imaging. It is a common medical imaging technique used daily in most hospitals. MRI is safe for both pregnant women and newborn babies.
What happens if I join the study?
• You will spend about 2 hours at Children’s National Medical Center in order to complete paperwork and have the MRI scan.
• You will be asked to remove all jewelry, piercings, hair pins, etc.- no metal can be on any part of your body (including surgical implants) before the MRI takes place.
• Neither sedation nor injection is used in this study.
• You will be asked to remain still during the course of the MRI in order for us to capture clear images of your brain and stomach.
What are the benefits of participation?
• $50 compensation for your first hour scan time
• Free parking during the visit
Who are we looking for?
• Healthy men and women age 18 and older
After participating, you will receive:
• $50 compensation for your scan
• Free parking at Children’s National Medical Center