20th February 2017

Cluster headache imaging study

Brain Activation during Cluster Headache (BANG-CH)

From time to time The Migraine Trust is approached by researchers seeking volunteers to assist with migraine related research projects. The following text is included on The Migraine Trust website for information only and this does not constitute a recommendation. Any questions should be made to the researchers directly using the contact details provided. You can learn more about taking part in research here and read our disclaimer here.

Cluster headache imaging study

Do you have cluster headache?

Are you 18-60 years old?

Would you like to help us understand how cluster headache is generated using a new brain scanning technique?


If you have answered yes to these three questions then you may be eligible to help us with a study that we are conducting using a technique called functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to scan the brain during the different phases of a cluster headache attack. The imaging technique does not include harmful radiation and is safe.

This study involves a clinic visit to ensure eligibility with one of the headache doctors at King’s College Hospital followed by a further three whole day visits to the Clinical Research Facility at King’s College Hospital.

King's College London logoYou would be reimbursed for travel and your time.

If you are interested in taking part or would like additional information please email Dr Diana Wei at the King’s College London Headache Group.