PET in the Evaluation of Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders

Hardcover | April 1, 2009

EditorDan Silverman

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This practical guide contains all the science and clinical information needed to help the reader make informed decisions about the applications of brain PET to improve the care of patients with symptoms of Alzheimer's disease and related disorders. Beginning with an introduction to goals and limitations of the clinical evaluation of dementia, Dr. Dan Silverman and his distinguished group of contributors cover the role of functional imaging, clinical interpretation of brain FDG-PET scans, FDG-PET in the evaluation of early dementia, microstructural imaging of neurodegenerative changes, amyloid imaging, imaging non-neurodegenerative causes of cognitive impairment, tools for assisting PET scan interpretation in the clinical setting, and PET evaluation of central motor disorders. There is also a complete collection of clinical cases that practitioners are likely to encounter in their daily practice. Enhanced with numerous PET brain scans throughout, this book fills a rapidly growing need in the medical imaging field.

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This practical guide contains all the science and clinical information needed to help the reader make informed decisions about the applications of brain PET to improve the care of patients with symptoms of Alzheimer's disease and related disorders. Beginning with an introduction to goals and limitations of the clinical evaluation of de...

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The high demand for brain PET scans in dementia and related disorders is driven by both the prevalence of these conditions and the difficulty of distinguishing the causes of cognitive impairment. The clinical utility of brain PET in such cases depends in part on how accurately and fully the information inherently represented in a scan ...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:229 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.27 inPublished:April 1, 2009Publisher:Springer New YorkLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0387764194

ISBN - 13:9780387764191

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Part 1: Imaging applications in current clinical practice.- Clinical evaluation of dementia and when to get pet.- Clinical interpretation of brain pet scans: Performing visual assessments, providing quantifying data, and generating integrated reports.- Fdg pet in the evaluation of mild cognitive impairment and early dementia.- Pet and spect in the evaluation of patients with central motor disorders.- Part 2: Emerging approaches using pet.- Microstructural imaging of neurodegenerative changes.- Amyloid imaging with pet in Alzheimer's disease, mild cognitive impairment and clinical unimpaired subjects.- Part 3: Atlas.- Interpretive practice atlas.