FIT Core - Musculoskeletal Function Imaging and Tissue (MSK-FIT) Resource Core

Study Overview

We are looking for people of all ages, regardless of health condition, to take part in a study that is looking for new treatments for bone and muscle disorders.
Bone and muscle disorders are the leading cause of disabilty in the United States. Researchers want to find out more about how people are affected by aging, injury, disease and illness. 
Your participation will help advance the diagnosis and treatment of bone and muscle disorders.

Study Description

Participation involves a single 90 minute study visit at University Hospital in Indianapolis.
The study visit includes:
  • Physical tests (walking speed, balance, and grip strength)
  • Bone imaging to determine body composition and bone health (DEXA and CT scans)
  • Providing a one-time blood sample
Blood samples will be stored in the Indiana Biobank. Your blood sample, along with the results of your physical performance tests and scans will be linked to your medical record. This will provide researchers valuable information they can use for current and future research to develop new treatments and cures for bone and muscle disorders.

Additional Information

Participants will receive a $40 gift card for completing physical function testing, providing a blood sample, and undergoing bone imaging. 

Participants will also receive the results of their DEXA scan (showing body composition and bone health), as well as a graph showing the results of their physical function testing as compared to other people of the same gender and age. A parking validation will be provided.

If you have questions about this study, or would like more information, please contact the study team directly at

  • IRB Number: 1707550885
  • Research Study Identifier: TX8214
  • Principal Investigator: Stuart Warden

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