Researchers from the UW Departments of Radiology and Medical Physics are collaborating on a research study to develop a new type of noninvasive imaging system based on a new form of ultrasound imaging—normal and shear strain imaging that uses sound waves to image blood vessels in the neck (carotid artery). Your participation in this research study may benefit other people in the future by helping us learn more about early detection of vulnerable carotid plaque and artery stiffness. Participation in this study is voluntary and will be performed at the Wisconsin Institutes for Medical Research (WIMR).
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
Adults 18 years or older. The research study will enroll 280 adult volunteers, with approximately 40 volunteers in each age decade.
WHAT IS REQUIRED?
If you agree to participate, you will be asked to complete up to 2 research visits lasting about 2 hours and will include:
- Ultrasound imaging of your carotid artery lasting approximately 90 minutes
- Fasting blood test (a separate visit may be completed within 1 week of the US imaging session and will last approximately 30 minutes)
- Measurements of your blood pressure
$100 compensation for your time
If you are interested in learning more about our research, please contact the study team at firstname.lastname@example.org. This research has been approved by the University of Wisconsin IRB under the direction of Dr. Tomy Varghese. Additionally, please feel free to share this invitation with anyone you know who may be interested!