Expert touts potential of PET, SPECT in brain imaging

03/23/2009 | Psychiatric Times

Advances achieved in scanner design and a deeper knowledge of neuropathophysiology "offer an unprecedented opportunity for utilizing brain imaging techniques to improve the precision of clinical trials," said Dr. Michael Henry of Caritas St. Elizabeth's Medical Center in Boston. Although PET, SPECT and MRI imaging are mostly used in cardiology and oncology, they have recently been used in studies on agents for dementia, depression and psychosis, Henry said.

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