Research Study for Active-Duty Service Members and Veterans with a History of Blast Exposure

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Principal Investigator
James R Stone
Abby Lyons
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Official Trial Title
Evaluation of the Bio-Effects of Repeated, Low-Level Blast Exposure using PET CT Imaging
Study Description

The Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging seeks active-duty service members and veterans aged 18-65 with a history of blast exposure for a research study. The purpose of the study is to better understand brain injury in people who have been exposed to blast events.

You may be eligible for this study if: you are an active-duty service member or veteran, have a history of blast exposure and are willing to travel to Charlottesville, VA.

Study involves completing assessments and questionnaires, an MRI scan, a PET-CT scan where you will be given a radiotracer and providing a blood sample. Study procedures will be completed in a one-day visit lasting approximately 6-8 hours.

Study-related procedures provided at no cost.


Participants will be paid up to $400 for finishing this study, or $20/hour if you do not finish the study. Participants will also be reimbursed for travel-related expenses.