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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.