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Imaging Biomarkers in Preclinical and Symptomatic AD

2019-10-28 13:57:21 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The purpose of this research study is to evaluate adult children of parents with and without Alzheimer's disease which represent an ideal population for investigating the biological changes that precede the clinical onset of AD. The investigators will be imaging the brain to detect the presence of amyloid deposits (plaques in the brain). Amyloid is a protein that may be related to dementia of Alzheimer's disease (DAT).

This study will use a radioactive tracer called [11C]-Pittsburgh Compound B (11C]PIB), which is a tracer that binds to beta amyloid protein in the brain. This compound is considered investigational, which means that it has not been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Study Design

Conditions

Alzheimer Disease

Intervention

[11C] Pittsburgh Compound-B (PIB)

Location

Washington University School of Medicine
Saint Louis
Missouri
United States
63110

Status

Enrolling by invitation

Source

Washington University School of Medicine

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2019-10-28T13:57:21-0400

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