Serial PET + cognitive tests may help keep tabs on Alzheimer’s progression

July 22, 2013

Standard methods of evaluation for Alzheimer’s disease (AD) including cognitive tests and one-time PET imaging do not provide a bird’s eye view of disease development. A technique combining a range of examinations and a series of F-18 FDG PET studies is providing researchers valuable information about AD formation, according to research published July 12 in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.