Are you 18-70 years old without any serious chronic medical conditions? You may be eligible to participate in an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) study to better determine the effect that lidocaine has on pain perception. Compensation is provided.
Lidocaine is best known as a local anesthetic and is commonly used in this fashion. The purpose of this study is to better understand how intravenous (IV) lidocaine acts in the brain to affect pain perception.
COULD THIS STUDY BE RIGHT FOR YOU?
- 18-70 years old
- Free from any serious chronic medical conditions
- Free from any non-MRI compatible implants
WHAT PARTICIPANTS CAN EXPECT
Interested subjects must complete a phone call for consent and screening. The experiment involves one visit to the research MRI scanner. Subjects will receive intravenous lidocaine while experiencing periodic electric shock in the study. A qualified anesthesia provider will monitor your response to the medication at all times.