Brain PET in the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

OBJECTIVES: The aim of this article was to review the current role of brain PET in the diagnosis of Alzheimer dementia. The characteristic patterns of glucose metabolism on brain FDG-PET can help in differentiating Alzheimer's disease from other causes of dementia such as frontotemporal dementia and dementia of Lewy body. Amyloid brain PET may exclude significant amyloid deposition and thus Alzheimer's disease in appropriate clinical setting. CONCLUSIONS: FDG-PET and amyloid PET imaging are valuable in the assessment of patients with Alzheimer's disease.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Marcus, C; Mena, E; Subramaniam, RM

Published Date

  • October 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 39 / 10

Start / End Page

  • e413 - e422

PubMed ID

  • 25199063

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC4332800

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1536-0229

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/RLU.0000000000000547


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States