Volunteers With & Without Memory Loss Wanted for Brain Imaging Research Study Memory and Aging Brain Imaging Study

Memory and Aging Brain Imaging Study

Are you 50 or over?
This message is for you!


  • Adults aged 50 or older are invited to participate in this research study.
  • 15-20% of people over the age of 65 experience memory loss.
  • Your participation is valuable as it will help us study the relationship between brain biology and memory.

How to Participate

  • To determine if you are eligible, you will first be asked a series of questions on the phone.
  • Following this, you will be interviewed to understand your physical and mental health, either in person or remotely.
  • You will be administered a cognitive (thinking) test.
  • If interested, please call our study coordinator at (631)-638-HELP (631-638-4357), e-mail imaging.study@stonybrookmedicine.edu, or text us at (716)-4BRIGHT (716-427-4448).

Your Participation

  • You will be given up to three free Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Scans and one free Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Scan.
  • Results can be shared with you and your doctor.
  • You will complete two years of follow up appointments to monitor your memory.

Benefits and Payment

  • You will be given up to $680 upon the completion of the study including follow up appointments.

Brain Imaging at Stony Brook University

  • The Department of Psychiatry at Stony Brook University is one of the region's premier providers of psychiatric services and a national leader in neuroimaging research.
  • A team of brain imaging researchers at Stony Brook, led by the Chair of the Department of Psychiatry, Ramin Parsey MD, PhD, has brought the most advanced techniques for image acquisition and analysis to Long Island.