IDEAS Study

Imaging Dementia – Evidence for Amyloid Scanning

Fort Jesse Imaging Center is happy to announce they are a participating PET/CT facility in the IDEAS Study.  IDEAS is a Medicare and Alzheimer’s Association sponsored study.  The IDEAS Study will focus on brain images called amyloid PET scans.  These scans can show if amyloid plaques are building up in the brain.  Amyloid plaques are sticky clumps of protein in the brain that are associated with Alzheimer’s disease, but can also be seen with aging and other brain disorders.  The presence or absence of amyloid plaques will help your doctor determine the likelihood that your symptoms are caused by Alzheimer’s disease.

You may be eligible to participate in the IDEAS Study if you:

  • Have Medicare and are 65+ years of age
  • Have ongoing memory problems or confusion and your doctor has not found the cause
  • Have a medical history and cognitive testing that supports the diagnosis of either dementia or mild cognitive impairment (MCI), but the cause is not clear
  • Have possible Alzheimer’s disease but your signs and symptoms are unusual

How to get involved:

  • Be evaluated by a doctor who is an IDEAS Study dementia specialist who can determine if you are eligible. Visit ideas-study.org/site-locator  to find participating doctors and PET/T facilities in your state.
  • Visit a PET/CT facility who participates in the IDEAS Study
  • After the scan, have a follow up visit with your physician

To learn more please visit IDEAS-Study.org/patients or call our office at (309)454-5552