Magnetic Resonance Imaging for the Study of Patients With Neurological Disorders
This study is divided into two parts. The first part of the study will use MRI technology to view the brain structure of patients with neurological disorders and normal volunteers. This portion of the study will attempt to detect specific areas of damage in the brains of patients with amnesia and dementia. It will also try to correlate the amount of brain damage with performance on tests used to measure memory.
In the second part of the study, researchers plan to use MRI technology to study brain function of patients with neurological disorders and normal volunteers when they perform tasks. MRI signals during task performance will be used to record areas of the brain receiving more blood flow indicating increased activity.
Researchers believe this study will help improve existing methods of evaluating patients with neurological disorders. In addition, this study may contribute information about areas of the brain involved in thought processing and motor and sensory function.
|Amnesia Dementia Healthy Nervous System Disease|
|Official Title:||Structural and Functional Imaging of Neurologically Impaired Patients and Normal Volunteers With 1.5 and 3.0 Tesla MRI|
|Study Start Date:||December 1992|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||July 2003|
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00001362
|United States, Maryland|
|National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)|
|Bethesda, Maryland, United States, 20892|