|Age:||18 years and older|
If you decide to take part, we will ask you to come into the Nuclear Medicine Department, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento.
If you are pregnant or are breast-feeding, you will not be able to take part in this study. All women will be required to have a pregnancy test the day of the scan prior to commencement of the study.
A Nuclear Medicine Technologist and a Study Physician will be with you during your scanning. We will first insert a small plastic needle, called an intravenous or “IV” catheter into a vein in your arm. A blood pressure cuff will be placed on the opposite arm. We will inject the radiotracer and let you rest quietly for about an hour. We will then position you on your back on the scanner table with cushions to make you comfortable.
The scanning will take approximately 30 minutes. Before the scanning, we will take a blood samples (less than 3 tablespoons ). We will also check your temperature and blood pressure. After the scan is over, your participation will be completed for that day. It is anticipated the visit will take up to 2 hours.
Approximately 3 months after your PET scan, we will ask you to come back to the clinic for your second scan and again 3 months later for your third scan. After these visits, your active participation will be complete. We will then check on your progress using your medical record for up to twelve months to see how you are doing with any testing or treatment you may receive.
Subject population and eligibility:
Volunteers of all ethnicities and sexes will be eligible for the study. Children under the age of 18 will not participate in this study. This is due to the higher risk associated with radiation in this age group. Pregnant women will not be allowed to participate in this due to potential radiation exposure to the unborn fetus. Prisoners will not be eligible for the study. The target number of subjects for this study is 10. Patient volunteers with a prior diagnosis of SARS CoV2 are included.
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