Children ages 4-12 years old with 22q11.2 deletion syndrome (also known as velocardiofacial/DiGeorge syndrome). Children who have a pharyngeal flap or sphincter pharyngoplasty are not eligible. Children who previously had a palate repair surgery (e.g., Furlow) are also not eligible to participate.
Before the MRI scan, participants will be able to practice lying in an MRI simulator to feel, see and hear what an MRI machine is like. All MRI scans will be done while the child is awake, without any sedation or anesthesia.
A parent or legal guardian may be present with the child for the MRI scan, after passing an initial MRI safety screening.
All tests will be done at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. All study procedures (including paperwork and medical history review) will take up to two hours total and can be completed in one or two visits.
Contact Adriane Baylis, PhD, by phone at (614) 722-3895 or by e-mail at Adriane.Baylis@NationwideChildrens.org.