PET Imaging Study for Young Adults with ASD

Location: New Haven, CT - Yale University
Start Date: March 14th, 2018
End Date: March 14th, 2021

The McPartland Lab at the Yale School of Medicine is seeking adults with autism spectrum disorder to participate in a study of brain activity using Positron Emission Tomography (PET).  PET imaging will be used to measure specific molecules in the brain and to measure synaptic connectivity.

The study will take place across two or three separate visits (one or two PET scans). The first day will consist of a brief physical exam and a 30-minute magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan. Up to two PET scans can be completed on a single day or different days depending on preference. Participants will be compensated $100 for the first day and up to $450 for both PET scans. Reasonable travel costs will be reimbursed.

Eligibility
Adults aged 18-35 with a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Contact Information
If you are interested in participating, please contact Erin MacDonnell at autism@yale.edu or (203) 737-3439.