Journal article

Management Impact of FDG-PET in Dementia: Results from a Tertiary Center Memory Clinic

Alby Elias, Michael Woodward, Christopher C Rowe

JOURNAL OF ALZHEIMERS DISEASE | IOS PRESS | Published : 2014

Abstract

BACKGROUND: 2-[18F]fluoro-2-Deoxy-D-glucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) may assist the diagnosis of dementia but it is an expensive investigation. OBJECTIVE: To obtain management impact data for FDG-PET in dementia. METHODS: This was a prospective study of 194 consecutive patients referred from a memory clinic for FDG-PET at the discretion of the dementia specialists. Diagnosis and management plans formulated at a multidisciplinary patient review meeting were compared before and after the release of PET findings. RESULTS: FDG-PET had moderate to high impact on the diagnosis and management in 85 (44%) participants. Diagnosis changed from probable neurodegenerative disease in 27 p..

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