MRI and PET Scan Study for Healthy Volunteers
Protocol: STUDY00003884
Full Title
Open-label, single-blinded, observational, prospective, 36-month, longitudinal, controlled study to assess the efficacy of siponimod (Mayzent) on microglia in patients with active secondary progressive forms of multiple sclerosis
The University at Buffalo (UB) is looking for healthy volunteers to participate in an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) and PET (positron emission tomography) scan study. The goal of this study is to see how microglia cells (found in the brain and spinal cord) relate to the development of multiple sclerosis.

The study will involve an in-person visit to the UB Clinical and Translational Research Center (on Ellicott Street in Buffalo, NY). During the visit, participants will complete a physical exam and answer a few surveys. They will also complete an MRI scan and a PET scan. The visit may take up to 4 hours to complete. Volunteers can earn $250 for participating in this study.
Compensation: Yes
Compensation may include cash, checks, gift cards, debit cards, or incentives like gift baskets, technology items, or merchandise.
Adults 18
65 years old
Not currently pregnant
Have not been diagnosed with any medical conditions affecting the brain.
Age Group: Adults
Principal Investigator: ROBERT ZIVADINOV
+1 716-888-4847
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