IMPORTANT PAYMENT INFORMATION for dementia specialist practices -4.17.2016

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  • April 17, 2016
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We are delighted to announce that the IDEAS Study database now includes the features for referring physician (dementia specialists) practices to enter the person who will be responsible for providing tax and banking account information. This person will have a “role” in our secure database as “financial user.” The IDEAS Continue Reading

IDEAS-Study Participant Informed Consent – 03.03.2017

There have been some issues involving informed consents documents for participants on the IDEAS study. Please see reminders below and let us know if you have any questions. The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) mandates certain requirements for the informed consent process.* REMINDERS: The Consent Process involves BOTH written and Continue Reading

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Patient Enrollment Opens for Largest Brain Amyloid Scanning Research Study

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  • March 2, 2016
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Shawn Farley, American College of Radiology, 703-648-8936, PR@acr.org Niles Frantz, Alzheimer’s Association, 312-335-5777, nfrantz@alz.org Alzheimer’s Association media line, 312-335-4078, media@alz.org PATIENT ENROLLMENT OPENS FOR LARGEST BRAIN AMYLOID SCANNING RESEARCH STUDY IDEAS Study Offers Reimbursement for PET Imaging to Help Clarify Diagnosis of Dementia in Patients in Continue Reading

Update from the IDEAS Study Operations Office -2.18.2016

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  • February 18, 2016
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It is rewarding to see the number of sites interested in the IDEAS Study! Full information is available at www.ideas-study.org. Referring physician practices and PET imaging facilities will need to register separately; below, you may review the process from registration to activation. The person registering the site or facility becomes Continue Reading

IDEAS-Study Update -Guidelines for Amyloid PET/TRIAD Update – 2.03.2016

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TO: Registered IDEAS-Study PET Imaging Facility Administrators (please forward to IDEAS researchers/staff at your facility): Please note that the guidelines for amyloid PET, referenced in section 5.3.1 of the protocol, have now been finalized and are attached. As a follow up to our earlier e-mail this week regarding TRIAD (below), Continue Reading

IDEAS-Study To Activate on February 8 – 2.1.2016

On behalf of Principal Investigator Gil Rabinovici and the study leadership, I am delighted to announce that the Imaging Dementia—Evidence for Amyloid Scanning (IDEAS) Study will open to subject accrual on February 8 by noon ET. Any referring physician practice that has been approved and activated may proceed to recruit Continue Reading

TRIAD Installation for IDEAS-Study at PET Facilities – 1.29.2016

TO: Registered IDEAS-Study PET Facility Administrators: The American College of Radiology (ACR) developed TRIAD (Transfer of Images and Data) a cloud- based, secure image and data exchange platform to support image and data sharing for clinical trials. The TRIAD software will be used for PET scan image transmission in the Continue Reading

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Disclosing a Dementia Diagnosis: Why So Important?

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  • August 1, 2015
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Published on Medscape. June 15, 2015. Question: Do patients need to know they have dementia? Response from Zaldy S. Tan, MD Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA); Medical Director, UCLA Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Program, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, Continue Reading

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Registration Now Open for Dementia Specialists and PET Imaging Centers to Participate in Research Study of Brain Amyloid Scanning

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  • July 29, 2015
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Media Contacts: Mike Campea, Alzheimer’s Association, 312-604-1659, mcampea@alz.org Alzheimer’s Association media line, 312-335-4078, media@alz.org Shawn Farley, American College of Radiology, 703-648-8936, PR@acr.org Registration Now Open for Dementia Specialists and PET Imaging Centers to Participate in Research Study of Brain Amyloid Scanning Study Offers Reimbursement for PET Imaging Continue Reading