Compared to regular amyloid imaging, fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG PET), an imaging technique that quantifies brain function by measuring glucose levels, can better assess the progression and severity of cognitive decline in people with Alzheimer’s, and also cognitive impairment, researchers have found. Their study, “18F-FDG Is a Superior Indicator of Cognitive Performance Compared to…

children and mri's

CT for Kids: What is an CT Exam? An CT exam is a way that doctors take pictures of the inside of you without ever even touching you! They use the pictures of your insides to find any problems so they can help you feel better. The CT machine works with a computer to take…

Once the PET/CT scan is complete, you will be able to leave the imaging facility. Make sure you drink plenty of water or other fluids throughout the day. The results of your scan will be interpreted by a trained nuclear medicine physician or radiologist and your physician will receive a written report approximately 24 to…

The following information will help you prepare for your appointment at the imaging facility. The scanner rooms can sometimes be cool, so we suggest that you wear warm comfortable clothing. You should avoid wearing jewelry or clothes with metal fasteners or zippers. You will be given specific preparation instructions regarding food and drink, but generally…

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