The Alzheimer’s Disease and PET (ADAPT) Imaging Lab focuses on PET imaging within Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. We are particularly interested in imaging inflammation in the brain by labeling a type of cell called microglia. Our two actively recruiting studies are ADVISe (Alzheimer’s Disease Variant Imaging Study) and PAM (Proportion of Activated Microglia). In addition, we work with other researchers at Columbia to analyze PET images.
Along with our larger projects, each member of the lab is also exploring particular interests such as psychosis in AD, off-target binding of radioligands, and kinetic modeling.
About PET Scans
A positron emission tomography (PET) scan is an imaging test that can provide valuable information about your brain and other organs.