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Brain Stimulation for Addiction and Mental Health Issues

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Research Sponsored by Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Eligibility Criteria Checklist
Specific guidelines that determine who can or cannot participate in a clinical trial
Must have
Be older than 18 years old
Screening 3 weeks
Treatment Varies
Follow Up outcome measured throughout study participation - an average of 4 weeks per participant.
Awards & highlights

Study Summary

This trial looks at the effects of different brain stimulation settings on muscle contractions in order to better understand how they could be used to help with addiction, pain, and mental health issues.

Who is the study for?
This trial is for individuals who speak English and are interested in participating in a study examining brain stimulation's effects on muscle contractions. They must not have had a significant head injury, substance dependence, claustrophobia, active medical disorders affecting the brain, neurological disorders, certain implants or be pregnant.Check my eligibility
What is being tested?
The study tests how different settings of Low-intensity Focused Ultrasound (LIFU) affect muscle contractions. It involves structural imaging with fMRI and CT to align LIFU and TMS devices for temporary changes in brain activity. Muscle responses are recorded using EMG.See study design
What are the potential side effects?
Potential side effects may include discomfort from the ultrasound device, headache or dizziness during or after stimulation sessions, skin irritation at the site of electrode placement for EMG recording.


Screening ~ 3 weeks
Treatment ~ Varies
Follow Up ~outcome measured throughout study participation - an average of 4 weeks per participant.
This trial's timeline: 3 weeks for screening, Varies for treatment, and outcome measured throughout study participation - an average of 4 weeks per participant. for reporting.

Treatment Details

Study Objectives

Outcome measures can provide a clearer picture of what you can expect from a treatment.
Primary outcome measures

Trial Design

1Treatment groups
Experimental Treatment
Group I: Parameter TrialsExperimental Treatment1 Intervention
Approximately 36 parameter combinations will be tested per study session, expected 6 sessions of trials. Response recorded using TMS and EMG.
First Studied
Drug Approval Stage
How many patients have taken this drug
Low-intensity Focused Ultrasound

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Who is running the clinical trial?

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityLead Sponsor
141 Previous Clinical Trials
27,743 Total Patients Enrolled

Media Library

Low-intensity Focused Ultrasound Clinical Trial Eligibility Overview. Trial Name: NCT05134233 — N/A
Long-term Intensive Follow-up for Clinical Purposes Research Study Groups: Parameter Trials
Long-term Intensive Follow-up for Clinical Purposes Clinical Trial 2023: Low-intensity Focused Ultrasound Highlights & Side Effects. Trial Name: NCT05134233 — N/A
Low-intensity Focused Ultrasound 2023 Treatment Timeline for Medical Study. Trial Name: NCT05134233 — N/A

Frequently Asked Questions

These questions and answers are submitted by anonymous patients, and have not been verified by our internal team.

Are participants over 25 years of age qualified for this clinical research?

"This medical study is accepting participants aged 18 or over, but younger than 65 years old."

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What specific criteria must a participant meet to qualify for involvement in this research?

"In total, 80 participants aged 18 to 65 are needed for this trial. Individuals must meet the previously mentioned criteria and have competency in English language usage."

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Are there any openings left to participate in this research study?

"Clinicaltrials.gov affirms that this medical experiment is not currently recruiting patients, despite having been launched on the 14th of January 2022 and last updated 16th February 2102. Nevertheless, there are still two other trials looking for participants at present."

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Who else is applying?

What site did they apply to?
Fralin Biomedical Research Institute
What portion of applicants met pre-screening criteria?
Met criteria
Recent research and studies
~7 spots leftby Apr 2025