What we are studying
This is a research study for the investigational drug 18F-AV-1451 used as a brain imaging drug in positron emission tomography (PET). PET is a way to look at a picture of the inside of the body.
The purpose of this study is to see how well 18F-AV-1451 works in the detection of protein deposits in the brain. 18F-AV-1451 sticks to a special type of protein in the brain called tau protein and can be seen in pictures taken using a PET/CT scanner. This protein has been linked to people who have dementia or Alzheimer’s disease or may develop Alzheimer’s disease. Pictures of the brain made using the study drug during the life of study participants will be compared to results of brain autopsy after death. Autopsy is the examination of the body or body parts after death.
Screening $25, Baseline $75, Optional 6 Month PET Scan $75, Brian Autopsy $250 (will be paid to LAR)