Tag: PET

PET Brain Scans Help Connect the Dots between CTE, Tackle Football

The recent discovery of CTE or Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy in footballers indicates a growing health risk among players. The presence of abnormal brain tissue, referred to as tau protein can be detected only after death. But a recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) states that PET scans on some living […]

JAMA: Amyloid PET Changes Clinical Management in 60% of Patients with Dementia

Amyloid brain imaging performed with a PET tracer successfully changed clinical management for 60 percent of patients with mild cognitive impairment or MCI and 63 percent of those patients with dementia. According to the Imaging Dementia – Evidence for Amyloid Scanning (IDEAS) study report published in JAMA, this is a new finding. The first phase […]