Action Duchenne have co-funded the ScOT-DMD research study since December 2016.

This study is only open to boys in Scotland and although sufficient numbers of patients have been recruited in Glasgow, they are still recruiting from outside Glasgow. 

There have been 91 boys between the ages of 5 and 16 recruited so far. 

This is the first longitudinal study of bone health in boys with DMD (aged 5-16 years) over a 2 year period using a series of bone imaging and bone markers open to recruitment for boys in Scotland.  Boys aged 10-16 years will also be eligible to participate in a single study visit using high resolution MRI to look at detailed assessment of bone and muscle.

The MRI is situated at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow, which has the very latest technology. 

Watch the video to find out more about the 7T scanner.

For further information, please discuss with your treating doctor in Scotland or contact Dr Shuko Joseph for further information ([email protected]). 

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