Am I charged for the scan if the participant cancels or does not show up for their appointment?

Currently, our policy is not to charge for participant no-shows or last minute cancellations that are beyond the control of the researcher. However, it is important to keep in mind that frequent no-shows or cancellations present problems for other research groups requesting time to use the scanner and results in loss of revenue for the facility. Therefore, we reserve the right to charge for the lost scanner time in cases of excessive participant no-shows or last minute cancellations.