Clinical Trial at Yale University Departments of Radiology and Neurology
posted April 2012
Recruiting patients (ages 18-60) who suffered traumatic spinal cord injury between cervical spine level C6 and thoracic spine level T12 who remain neurologically injured at severity level ASIA (American Spinal Injury Association) A or B at greater than 3 months since acute injury to participate in an IRB-approved clinical study using a novel imaging technique to evaluate potential nerve fiber regeneration.
To be eligible, patients must…
1.) Have spinal cord injury as outlined above without prior neurological injury
2.) Must NOT take a serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI – Prozac, Paxil, Celexa, Lexapro, Zoloft, Cymbal lta, Effexor) within two weeks of the imaging study
3.) Be able to lie flat for approx. 30-45 minutes
You must undergo an initial screening visit including routine lab work. If eligible, a second visit will be scheduled for imaging studies. All visits take place at the Yale University PET Research Center near Yale – New Haven Hospital.
You will be compensated for an initial visit ($50) and, if eligible, a second visit for imaging (up to $850). Reasonable transportation costs will be reimbursed with valid receipts.
If interested, please contact Brian Kelley at 203-785-5091 or [email protected]