Results of the IDEAS Study just published in JAMA

Alzheimer’s Diagnosis, Management Improved by Brain Scans First Phase of Nationwide Study Demonstrates Clinical Impact of Amyloid PET Imaging A first-of-its-kind national study has found that a form of brain imaging that detects Alzheimer’s-related “plaques” significantly influenced clinical management of patients with mild cognitive impairment and dementia. The study revealed Continue Reading

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Does knowing the truth help in Alzheimer’s?

health — Mental Health Updated: April 29, 2016 — 8:51 AM EDT by Stacey Burling, Staff Writer Mark Karasow and his wife, Connie Bastek-Karasow, are part of a giant national experiment to determine whether more precise diagnoses can help patients with hard-to-diagnose dementia symptoms even though there still is little 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

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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

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Press Release — Alzheimer’s Association and American College of Radiology Lead Four-Year Trial to Inform Medicare Coverage of Brain Amyloid Imaging

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  • July 8, 2015
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Niles Frantz, Alzheimer’s Association, (312) 335-5777, nfrantz@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 MAJOR NEW RESEARCH STUDY TO DEMONSTRATE VALUE OF PET SCANS IN ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE DIAGNOSIS Alzheimer’s Association and American College of Radiology Lead Four-Year Continue Reading