Early Alzheimer’s Detection

Thursday, May 31st, 2012
Early Alzheimer’s Detection

PET and Alzheimer’s Disease

MD Imaging Uses Positron Emission Tomography To Help Detect Alzheimer’s Disease Earlier

Positron Emission Tomography uses small amounts of radioactive tracer to image the body’s organs, and can detect the signals given off by the tracer as the sugar goes to the normal areas of the brain and does not go to the areas that are typically affected in Alzheimer’s disease.

PET shows biological changes in the brain from Alzheimer’s disease before other diagnostic tests and several years earlier than the onset of symptoms. This aids a Neurologist in locating the problem for effective treatment.

If you have questions about Alzheimer’s disease, or are experiencing symptoms of memory loss, please visit the MD Imaging Website for more information.