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

  • Dan Silverman

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Imaging Applications in Current Clinical Practice

  3. Emerging Approaches Using PET

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Vladimir Kepe, Sung-Cheng Huang, Gary W. Small, Nagichettiar Satyamurthy, Jorge R. Barrio
      Pages 95-117
    3. William E. Klunk, Chester A. Mathis, Julie C. Price, Steven T. DeKosky, Brian J. Lopresti, Nicholas D. Tsopelas et al.
      Pages 119-147
  4. Atlas

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Daniel H.S. Silverman, Victoria Lau, Cheri Geist, Erin Siu
      Pages 151-210
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 211-215

About this book


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 is appreciated and relayed in the interpretation of the images. Since this can be challenging for even the most highly trained imaging specialists, PET in the Evaluation of Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders takes a ground-up look at PET as it relates to the evaluation of patients with cognitive impairment. Expert contributors weigh in on when and why to order brain PET scans, their clinical interpretation, FDG PET in the evaluation of mild cognitive impairment and early dementia, PET and SPECT for central motor disorders, microstructural imaging of neurodegenerative changes, and amyloid imaging. The book is illustrated throughout with color images and also includes an interpretive practice atlas for self-testing of skills.


Alzheimer Alzheimer's Dementia Evaluation PET positron emission tomography

Editors and affiliations

  • Dan Silverman

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Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-76419-1
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-76420-7
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