April 24, 2019

Women ages 18-65 with fibromyalgia needed for brain-imaging study

The Neuroinflammation, Pain, and Fatigue Lab is looking for women with fibromyalgia ages 18-65 for a brain imaging study. The study includes a phone interview two visits to UAB hospital, one screening visit including blood draws, and one imaging visit, during which we will acquire Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and Magnetic Resonance Images (MRI) of your brain for one hour. PET imaging involves exposure to a small amount of radiation. There will also be questionnaires. You will be paid $400 for completing the study. The purpose of the study is to investigate whether patients with fibromyalgia have increased brain inflammation compared to healthy people. If interested, please contact Jessia Ryan at jessa94@uab.edu or P: 205-538-1709, and leave your name and phone number.