A Study to Evaluate fMRI of Active Deep Brain Stimulation in Epilepsy


  • Study type

  • Study IDs

  • Describes the nature of a clinical study. Types include:

    • Observational study — observes people and measures outcomes without affecting results.
    • Interventional study (clinical trial) — studies new tests, treatments, drugs, surgical procedures or devices.
    • Medical records research — uses historical information collected from medical records of large groups of people to study how diseases progress and which treatments and surgeries work best.
  • Site IRB
    • Jacksonville, Florida: 18-010321
    NCT ID: NCT03870308
    Sponsor Protocol Number: 18-010321

About this study

The purpose of this study is to to use functional imaging to study the mechanisms of anterior thalamic nucleus (ANT) Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS).

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. If you need assistance understanding the eligibility criteria, please contact the study team.

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Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients selected to undergo anterior thalamic nucleus DBS for refractory epilepsy or have already had DBS surgery for epilepsy within the last 6 months.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Contraindication to MRI.

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

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Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Jacksonville, Fla.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Erik Middlebrooks, M.D.

Open for enrollment

Contact information:

Kendra Brown M.P.H., CCRP



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