Amyloidosis

Department of Health written question – answered on 14th July 2015.

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Photo of Lord Willis of Knaresborough Lord Willis of Knaresborough Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made on setting up a study to image amyloid deposition in systemic amyloidosis using hybrid positron emission tomography-magnetic resonance imaging; where the study is located; how many patients have been recruited; when the study is expected to complete its initial work; and where the results will be published.

Photo of Lord Prior of Brampton Lord Prior of Brampton The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Health

This is a single centre study at University College London Hospital. It has now been set up and one patient has been recruited and scanned. The current planned date for end of recruitment is 1 October 2016. It is anticipated that the data will be analysed and submitted for publication in a peer reviewed journal within a year of the end of recruitment.

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