MRI studies of the aging brain
MRI of the Aging Brain
Principle Investigator: Dr. Lisa Silbert
Visits: 2-3 visits
Purpose: To learn about changes in blood flow in the aging brain and how such changes may affect cognition.
Study design: There will be one visit for scans on the 3T MRI (4 hours), and a second visit for additional scans on the 7T MRI (4 hours).Subjects may be asked to come in prior to each MRI scanning for 1 hour of cognitive testing if this has not already been done as part of another aging study.
- Early Alzheimer's disease (CDR = 0.5 or 1.0, MMSE ≥ 15) - Looking for participants from Neurology clinic only.
- Mild Cognitive Impairment (CDR = 0.5, MMSE ≥ 24)
- Cognitively intact elderly (CDR = 0.0, MMSE ≥ 24)
Exclusions: Some metal implants, claustrophia, pacemaker.
If you are interested in volunteering for this study, please read the description of the study carefully. If you (or someone for whom you may be inquiring) meet the eligibility requirements as listed in the section entitled "Seeking Volunteers", please provide your contact information below. A study representative will contact you to discuss the study's requirements and guidelines.
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MRI of the Aging Brain Study