PET Tau - Neurodegenerative Disease Imaging

  • STATUS
    Recruiting
  • End date
    Dec 20, 2023
  • participants needed
    300
  • sponsor
    University of Pennsylvania
Updated on 20 April 2022
ct scan
cognitive impairment
positron emission tomography
dementia
neurodegenerative disorders
progressive supranuclear palsy
Accepts healthy volunteers

Summary

The purpose of this study is to measure the amount of a protein in the brain known as tau using an imaging procedure called Positron Emission Tomography (PET/CT). Tau has been shown to build up in the brains of patients with injury to brain cells. This study looks at neurodegenerative diseases such as frontotemporal degeneration (FTD).

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The purpose of this study is to measure the amount of a protein in the brain known as tau using an imaging procedure called Positron Emission Tomography (PET/CT). Tau has been shown to build up in the brains of patients with injury to brain cells, including Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, Lewy body disease and Frontotemporal degeneration. [18F]T807 (also known as 18F-AV- 1451) is a specialized radioactive PET tracer that sticks to the tau protein in the brain. In this study, researchers will use [18F]T807 to form images of tau binding in the brain. [18F]T807 is an investigational or experimental imaging agent that has not yet been approved by the Food and Drug Administration for use in brain imaging.

In this study, researchers want to find out how accurate and useful [18F]T807 is in imaging patients who have problems with thinking, remembering, speech, and visual activities, and may be diagnosed with different types of neurodegenerative disease. This study will help test how imaging measures may provide information that could be used to determine diagnosis for patients in the future. The results of the PET/CT scan will be compared with other information obtained under related protocols, including brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), spinal fluid and cognitive test results.

Details
Condition Neurodegenerative Disease
Treatment [18F]T807 (also known as 18F-AV- 1451), [18F]T807
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT03143374
SponsorUniversity of Pennsylvania
Last Modified on20 April 2022

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