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UREC ref 16067/2016-0597-321


What is the study about?

The goal of our study is to develop new Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) techniques that will help doctors to find out early on if someone will develop dementia and what type of dementia they will have. This would help with deciding the best course of treatment. The new imaging techniques we develop need to be reliable and quick so that they can be run on busy hospital scanners. We need healthy volunteers to allow us to develop these techniques. This study has ethical approval (UREC ref 16067).


What would you have to do?

Visit the Manchester NIHR/Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility on Grafton Street or the Nuclear Medicine Centre at Saint Mary’s Hospital to have MRI scans of your brain. Scanning would take approx. one hour, and the visit would last around one-and-a-half hours altogether. You will be paid for your time.


To participate, you must be …

  • aged 18 years or over

  • in good health

  • able to understand spoken and written English

  • have no known history of a neurological or psychiatric condition

  • eligible for MRI (e.g. no metal/electrical implants or devices, etc)

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