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.
Goals and Limitations of Clinical Evaluation of Dementia.- The Role of Functional Neuroimaging.- Clinical Interpretation of Brain FDG-PET Scans: Systematic Approach, Normal Variants, and Pitfalls.- FDG-PET in Evaluation of Early Dementia.- Microstructural Imaging of Neurodegenerative Changes.- Amyloid Imaging.- Imaging Non-Neurodegenerative Causes of Cognitive Impairment.- Quantitative Tools for Assisting PET Scan Interpretation in the Clinic.- Brain PET in Clinical Evaluation of Cognitive Impairment and Dementia--Today and Tomorrow.
Number Of Pages: 215
Published: 31st March 2009
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5
Weight (kg): 0.51