Journal article

Advances in Brain Amyloid Imaging

Natasha Krishnadas, Victor L Villemagne, Vincent Dore, Christopher C Rowe

SEMINARS IN NUCLEAR MEDICINE | W B SAUNDERS CO-ELSEVIER INC | Published : 2021

Abstract

Amyloid-β (Aβ) PET imaging has now been available for over 15 years. The ability to detect Aβ in vivo has greatly improved the clinical and research landscape of Alzheimer's disease (AD) and other neurodegenerative conditions. Aβ imaging provides very reliable, accurate, and reproducible measurements of regional and global Aβ burden in the brain. It has proved invaluable in anti-Aβ therapy trials, and is now recognized as a powerful diagnostic tool. The appropriate use of Aβ PET, when combined with comprehensive clinical evaluation by a dementia-trained specialist, can improve the accuracy of a clinical diagnosis of AD and substantially alter management. It can assist in differentiating AD f..

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