Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography of the Normal Human Brain
This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
Amen Clinics, Inc.
First received: September 15, 2010
Last updated: September 17, 2010
Last verified: September 2010
The objective of the study is to acquire a database of Single Photon Emission Computed Tomographic (SPECT) studies of the brains of normal human subjects in resting and concentrating states. The database will provide a basis for subsequent investigation of meaningful brain differences between clinical and normal subject groups
||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Retrospective
||Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography of the Normal Human Brain
Primary Outcome Measures:
- Baseline SPECT image [ Time Frame: 24 hour assessment and data may be presented up to 10 years later as part of a normative database ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
For the baseline resting study with adult subjects approximately 20 milliCuries of Tc-99m-hexamethylpropylene amine oxime (HMPAO, commercially marketed by Amersham Pharmaceuticals under the trade name Ceretec) will be injected after the initial equilibration period. Ceretec is an FDA-approved functional brain imaging radiopharmaceutical currently widely commercially available.
Secondary Outcome Measures:
- Concentration SPECT image [ Time Frame: 24 hour assessment and data may be presented up to 10 years later as part of a normative database ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
For the concentration study the subject will start the Conner's Continuous Performance Task, a 15-minute computer-administered test of attention, subsequent to the accommodation period. Three minutes into task performance HMPAO will be injected through the catheter with attention to minimal disruption of the subject's attention task. The subject will proceed to completion of the attention task.
| Study Start Date:
| Study Completion Date:
| Primary Completion Date:
||May 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Healthy brain subjects
The study seeks to recruit 100 normal, healthy brain subjects between ages 10 and 90 for SPECT brain imaging.
|Ages Eligible for Study:
||10 Years to 90 Years
|Genders Eligible for Study:
|Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
The study seeks to recruit 100 subjects between ages 10 and 90 for SPECT brain imaging.
The study seeks to recruit 100 normal human subjects between ages 10 and 90 for SPECT brain imaging. Subjects will initially be screened for psychiatric and other major illnesses with a screening questionnaire; they will also be given a standard DSM-4 computer-administered questionnaire (The DISC for children and teens and the SCID for adults). They will also meet individually with a psychiatrist or psychological assistant for a screening interview.
- Suicidal thinking or behavior
- Any psychiatric diagnosis assignable under contemporary DSM nosology
- Unstable medical condition
- epilepsy, serious head injury, or other significant neurological disorder or use of central nervous system medication.
- Dementia, mental retardation, or coma
- Substance abuse or alcoholism
- Unreliability or inability to adhere to the requirements of the study
- Inability to personally tolerate the requirements of the study
- Significant exposure to occupational, diagnostic, or therapeutic radiation within the prior year
- Pregnancy or breast-feeding
- A first-degree relative meeting any of criteria 1 through 6.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01203891
|Amen Clinics, Inc.
|Newport Beach, California, United States, 92660 |
Amen Clinics, Inc.
||Daniel G Amen, MD
||Amen Clinics, Inc.
No publications provided
||Dr. Daniel Amen, Amen Clinics, Inc.
History of Changes
|Other Study ID Numbers:
|Study First Received:
||September 15, 2010
||September 17, 2010
||United States: Institutional Review Board
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