Study: PiB-PET, MRI help differentiate dementia patients

05/4/2009 | AuntMinnie.com (free registration)

A recent study found that PET using carbon-11-labeled Pittsburgh Compound B and MRI were able to differentiate Alzheimer's disease patients from those with Lewy body dementia at early stages of the diseases. Validation of the results in a larger study might help determine the right treatment for these patients, the lead author said.

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