8th February 2017

Investigating migraine with novel MRI methods – research at King’s College Hospital

Opportunity to participate in migraine research

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.

Image of brain scans showing cross sectionsWhat happens in the brain before symptoms of a migraine headache develop and after the headache has gone but you still feel unwell?

  • Do you have migraine?
  • Are you aged between 18 to 50 years?
  • Would you like to help us understand how migraine is generated using a new brain scanning technique?
  • Are you willing to travel to King’s College Hospital in London?

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

brain scan - brain activations in migraineThis study involves a clinic visit to ensure eligibility with one of the Headache doctors at King’s College Hospital followed by a further 3-4 whole day visits to the Clinical Research Facility at King’s College Hospital. You would be reimbursed for travel and your time.

This study is being funded by The Migraine Trust.

Further information:

For further information please read this Patient Information Sheet. Then if you are interested in taking part or would like additional information please contact the research team via email and one of the team members will get in touch.