MRI & Spectroscopy Facility
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Brain Imaging Studies

Daughter's Study

This study uses Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) to discover changes in the brain that occur in women who might develop Alzheimer's disease later in life. It is supported by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). Healthy women without memory loss between the ages of 40 and 85 years who are familiar with their family medical history are eligible. Participants have MRI scans, donate a blood sample, and have testing of memory as part of the study. There is no cost to the participant, and there is a small payment to offset travel costs and time. LuAnn Hamon, the study coordinator, can provide details regarding eligibility for the study.

Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI)

ADNI uses Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) to track changes in the brain by performing scans every six months for three years. It is supported by the National Institute on Aging. A blood sample, neurological examination and memory testing are other parts of the study. Three groups of participants are needed:

  • Healthy persons aged 70–90 years without significant memory loss
  • Persons with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) ages 55–90 years. MCI is a condition of mild but definite memory loss without significant impairments in day-to-day activities
  • Persons with early (mild) Alzheimer's Disease

There is no cost to the participant, and there is a small payment to offset travel costs and time. LuAnn Hamon, the study coordinator, can provide details regarding eligibility for the study. 

Luann Hamon LuAnn Hamon
859-323-3682
ldhamo2@email.uky.edu