Clinical Trials

Got a Clinic Appointment Coming Up and Several Minutes You Can Spare? Help Us Learn How Children’s Heads Grow by Letting Us Take Your Child’s Photo

What is the purpose of this study?

The purpose of this study is to better understand how head shape normally grows in infants, children and teens. Information collected during this study will be used by physicians to help correct injuries or birth defects of the head in future children. 

Who can participate?

Infants, children and teens 0-17 years old who meet all of the following requirements may be eligible to participate:

• Are willing to have a three dimensional photograph taken of his/her head 
• Do not have any injury or birth defect of the head 

Ages

  • From 0 To 17  years old

Conditions

  • Healthy Infants, Children and Adolescent Studies

What is involved?

Participation involves one study visit of about 20 minutes and can be planned with your already scheduled appointment at Cincinnati Children’s. We will take a three dimensional photograph of your child during which your child will sit in a chair placed to allow multiple cameras to take a picture at one time. Your child will always be in your view.  A detailed list of procedures will be provided to you if you are interested in knowing more about this study.   

What are the benefits?

Your child might not receive a direct medical benefit.  However, the information gained from this study may help patients with injuries or birth defects affecting the head in the future.

Will I get all the facts about the study?

You will be given a consent form that thoroughly explains all of the details of the study.  The form covers all of the procedures, the risks, the benefits, the pay, who to contact with questions or concerns and more.  A member of the study staff will review the consent form with you and will be sure that all of your questions are answered.  

What are the risks and discomforts of the study?

There are minimal risks associated with this study.  Your child may experience discomfort during the photo at having to sit separately from you for a few moments. 

Do participants receive pay, compensation or reimbursement?

Participants will not be paid for participation but you will be able to view the photographs taken of your child during the session. Also, you will be told about any new information gathered from this study that may affect your child’s health or welfare.

Who should I contact for more information?

Donna Jones
donna.jones1@cchmc.org
513-803-0383
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Division of Plastic Surgery
3333 Burnet Ave.
MLC 1020
Cincinnati, OH  45229-3039 

Principal Investigator

Donna C. Jones, PhD
Division of Plastic Surgery
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center