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Dementia: Amyloid PET scans can improve diagnosis and care

 1 year ago       138 Views

Investigators came to this conclusion after analyzing the early results of a study that is examining the clinical impact of a new type of scan called amyloid PET imaging.

The study is a nationwide trial involving more than 11,000 people with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or dementia symptoms who enrolled at 595 sites across the United States.

It is the first investigation of its kind, and all the participants are beneficiaries of Medicare, the U.S. federal health insurance plan.

The results of the first phase of the trial, which now feature in a JAMA paper, reveal that providing doctors with amyloid PET scan results can affect the medical management of people with dementia symptoms.

Author: @DailyCupofYoga


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