DETECT Study

DETECT (Diagnosing and Evaluating Traumatic Encephalopathy Using Clinical Tests)

This study is the first research project on CTE ever funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), with support from the National Institute of Neurologic Diseases and Stroke (NINDS), the National Institute on Aging (NIA), and the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD).  The ultimate goal of this study is to develop methods of diagnosing CTE during life through the use of a variety of tests, including MRI scans (such as diffusion tensor imaging), MRS scans (also known as a “virtual biopsy”), blood tests, and measures of proteins in spinal fluid.  Participants will also undergo neurological, psychiatric, and cognitive assessments, as well as genetic testing.

ENROLLMENT PERIOD HAS ENDED

Learn More on Dr. Robert Stern’s Lab Website

Travel for the DETECT study is being sponsored in part by JetBlue and the NFL Players Association.


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