IDEAS Study Celebrates One-Year Anniversary

The Imaging Dementia — Evidence for Amyloid Scanning (IDEAS) Study is celebrating its first year of success. It’s been one year since the IDEAS study enrollment began as part of a multi-year $100 million research effort.

Northwest Radiology Network is proud to play a part in this important study. Director of Operations Lori Bricker spearheaded the approval process for Northwest Radiology, and our Meridian North Imaging Center became a registered PET imaging site – and the first one in Indiana. Neuroradiologists Dr. Eric E. Beltz, Dr. Benjamin B. Kuzma and Dr. Rishi Mhapsekar have been approved to interpret the brain amyloid PET scans as well as our PET/CT Technologists Jody Ramos, Erica Hightower and Tina Ruth.

The IDEAS Study is sponsored by the American College of Radiology (ACR) and American College of Radiology Imaging Network (ACRIN), with funding and direction provided by the Alzheimer’s Association, the ACR and the manufacturers of the FDA-approved radiopharmaceuticals for amyloid imaging.











In early March, the American College of Radiology Research Center distributed updates in the number of active sites, registered patients, and PET scans completed, plus additional information on the importance of the IDEAS Study. For more information, please visit