$2.3 million grant to help diagnose Alzheimer’s, other diseases

Posted on: Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

The John L. Santikos Charitable Foundation, a fund of the San Antonio Area Foundation, on Nov. 1 announced a three-year, $2.3 million grant to UT Health San Antonio for high-powered radiological equipment to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease and other age-related conditions.

The new John L. Santikos CT and Nuclear Medicine Suite is a major building block in the Health Science Center’s drive to establish the Biggs Institute for Alzheimer and Neurodegenerative Diseases, the first comprehensive center of its kind in San Antonio and South Texas.

The Biggs Institute, named for the late San Antonio community supporter Glenn Biggs, will feature expert diagnostics; physician specialists in Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and other diseases; support programs for caregivers; and access to clinical trials of new therapies. The Santikos Suite will include high-powered magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and state-of-the-art nuclear medicine systems called SPECT-CT and PET-CT.

To read the full article, visit the UT Health San Antonio Newsroom.

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