Spect in Dementia

Spect in Dementia

by K. P. Ebmeier (Editor)


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Summarizing the present state of knowledge Single photon emission computerized tomography (SPECT) is a relatively cheap and widely available instrument for the examination of brain perfusion, cerebral blood flow and activity of neurotransmitter systems. The European project -SPECT in dementia- sets out to overcome some of the factors holding back the development of clinical neuroimaging. It has developed a methodology for combining results from different imaging centres, at the same time making scan assessment more objective and powerful. Moreover, using objective voxel-based methods of image analysis improves the diagnostic performance of less-experienced clinicians and contributes to their training. This publication gives an excellent general overview of the new methods of image analysis and sharing. It is complemented by a systematic review of the diagnostic utility of SPECT in dementia and a cost-effectiveness model of diagnostic improvements in Alzheimer's disease. This book is essential reading for all scientists, economists and clinicians in geriatric medicine, neurology and psychiatry, neuro-radiology and nuclear medicine working with patients suffering from dementia and Alzheimer's disease, who want to stay ahead in this rapid developing field.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783805575959
Publisher: Karger, S. Inc.
Publication date: 01/28/2003
Series: Advances in Biological Psychiatry Ser.
Pages: 130
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.40(d)

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