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Amyloid PET scan helps diagnose Alzheimer's Disease
Amyloid PET scan helps diagnose Alzheimer (June 9, 2015 - Insidermedicine) From California - Research presented at the annual meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging finds that amyloid PET scans can improve diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers studied 100 patients with mild cognitive impairment. Participants underwent convention PET scans and amyloid PET scans, and their results were indecently evaluated by a radiologist and nuclear medicine physician. Results showed that amyloid PET scans identified Alzheimer’s disease in half of the cases that were found to be indeterminate with conventional PET scan.
 
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