Bioscience

Banner, Sun Health join groundbreaking study

October 1, 2009

By Flinn Foundation

[Source; Your west Vally] – Sun Health Research Institute and Banner Alzheimer’s Institute today announced that they have been selected as national Phase III sites involved in a ground-breaking medical imaging study to detect Alzheimer’s disease in its earliest stages.  

 This AV-45 study using medical imaging technology will visualize protein deposits in normal and Alzheimer’s diseased brains, enabling scientists to take the next step in diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease and distinguishing it from other causes of dementia.  Participants will undergo a simple brain scan to visualize the presence of amyloid accumulation.

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