PET Imaging in an Aging Population

Participants who want to volunteer for research on healthy aging should first join the Brain Aging Program. Joining this program involves a single visit every 12 months and will enable you to get involved in other related research projects, like this study, if you’re interested.

Summary

  • Study Director: Joel Kramer, PsyD
  • Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • Official Study Title: PET Imaging & Florbetapir in Aging Population
  • Conditions Studied: Healthy aging

Purpose of the Study

This is a study that aims to identify the relationship between amyloid aggregation in the brain and brain structure and function.

Study Details

Inclusion criteria: Volunteers aged 40+ with minor or no memory problems involved in the Brain Aging study

Exclusion criteria: Abnormal history of radiation exposure, kidney disease, renal failure

What to Expect

Testing: Amyloid PET scan performed at UCSF China Basin. This process involves injection of a radiotracer and a 20-minute PET/CT scan

Frequency of visits: 1 visit (2 hours), to be repeated longitudinally if desired

Materials needed prior to evaluation: None

Costs: No costs will be charged for any of the study procedures. Parking will be validated by China Basin staff.

Contact Information

If you are interested in participating in this study or have any questions, please contact the study coordinator, ​​Eva Gontrum, at [email protected] or 415.514.8202.