A PET DIAGNOSTICS

 
Published: Saturday 04 July 2015

ALZHEIMER's disease can now be diagnosed much before the accursed. symptoms mature. Gary W Small of the University of California (Los Angeles School of Medicine), Allen D Roses of the Duke University School of Medicine arrived at a new method by ccmparing the results of positron emission tomography - PET - scans of 12 people at a high risk of developing Alzheimers disease, with 19 who faced a much lower risk.

The), found that patients with the Apo-E-4 gene had more pronounced changes in their brains, indicating the onset of the degenerative disease. The scientists are waiting for further tests to confirm the new diagnostic method.

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