How to Participate

Referring physician practices with eligible dementia specialists are welcome to apply for participation in the IDEAS Study.

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A referring dementia specialist is a self-identified physician trained and board certified in neurology, psychiatry, or geriatric medicine who devotes a substantial proportion (≥25%) of patient contact time to the evaluation and care of adults with acquired cognitive impairment or dementia. Each dementia specialist will be included in a contractual agreement with the ACR which will ensure eligibility and facilitate payment for submitted data. Dementia specialists will team with PET imaging facilities that have access to perform amyloid PET and with trained radiologists and nuclear medicine physicians, all of whom will consent to completing the data requirements and timelines for the study. Amyloid PET will be performed and interpreted at each facility with results provided to the ordering physician for support in further decision making, which will be captured for the study. Please review the slides below from the Investigator Webinar held January 22, 2016. Click here to access the full audio for the meeting and follow up questions.

Dementia Specialist Investigator Meeting Presentation




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