PET scan, cognitive test possible warning system for Alzheimer's

07/14/2009 | HealthImaging.com

A study of people with mild cognitive impairment found that those who scored low in a memory recall test and had low glucose metabolism in a certain area of brain, as shown in a PET scan, are 15 times more likely to develop Alzheimer's disease in two years compared with those who didn't have the markers. The finding suggests that results from the cognitive test and the PET scan can serve as an early warning tool for disease development.

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