Imaging test detects Alzheimer's early at Ruvo Center

June 4, 2012

An imaging test that can for the first time help doctors detect brain plaque tied to Alzheimer's disease will be available next month at the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health.

It is a tool that enables clinicians to detect Alzheimer's earlier and more precisely in patients at the earliest sign of memory problems, an advancement that should lead to accelerated treatment and development of drugs against the disease, according to Dr. Jeffrey Cummings, director of the Ruvo Center.