PET Scans Prove To Be Effective Way to Detect Alzheimer’s

August 13, 2008

Researchers from Findland have reported on a new medical imaging method known as PET scans to detect Alzheimer's...Washington (ChattahBox) – Researchers from Findland have reported on a new medical imaging method known as PET scans to detect Alzheimer’s.

This new non-invasive method can be used to help detect abnormal brain plaque, an indicator of Alzheimer’s.

These PET scans, also known as Positron Emission Tomography, could prove to be an effective new way to help diagnose the disease.

The brain plaque is made up of a buil-up of beta-amyloid, which is linked to the development of Alzheimer’s.

Researchers from Finland’s University of Kuopio tested PET scans on 10 patients successfully.

The study has been published online, and will be released in the October issue of the Archives of Neurology.


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