Bridging Study of C11 PiB and F18 Flutemetamol Brain PET
Trial status: Open for Enrollment
Why is this study being done?
The intent of this research protocol is to test the equivalency of two amyloid imaging drugs (C11 Pittsburgh Compound B and F18 Flutemetamol). The investigators hypothesize that there will be no significant difference in the distribution of the agents to areas of amyloid deposition in the brain or to other normal brain structures. Recent data have shown similarity in the distribution of the drugs in subjects with AD or mild cognitive impairment (MCI). No comparison data of the two PET drugs in normal subjects has been published. It is important to understand differences in the images and biodistribution from the two drugs in normal subjects as nonspecific accumulation of the drugs in brain structures such as white matter appear to differ slightly and could affect image performance.
The current clinical functional imaging standard for patients with indeterminate cognitive impairment is FDG PET. To allow a comparison of the PET amyloid imaging compounds with FDG PET, FDG PET scans will also be important to acquire in the subjects for comparison.
Who is eligible to participate?
1. Males or females 30 years of age or older.
2. Subjects who have the clinical diagnosis of probable AD (30) ages 50 and older who have a study partner who is the participant's power of attorney (POA) or legally authorized representative (LAR), cognitive normal elderly (30) age >60 and cognitive normal young subjects (30) ages 30-60.
3. Normal subjects with Clinical Dementia Rating (CDR) 0-0.5 and AD subjects with CDR of 0.5 or greater.
1. Subjects unable to lie down without moving for 30 minutes.
2. Women who are pregnant or who cannot stop breast feeding for 24 hours.
3. Standard safety exclusionary criteria for MRI such as metallic foreign bodies, pacemaker, etc,.
4. Subjects who are too claustrophobic to perform the tests.
5. Subject who have had previous brain irradiation, stroke or brain tumor(s)