May 30, 2013

Alzheimer's Disease: Imaging Key to Early Treatment

May 28th, The Gupta Guide, Charlene Laino, Senior Writer reports on a study to appear in JAMA Neurology.  ”

Increased accumulation of beta-amyloid in the brain is associated with gray matter atrophy and memory impairment in cognitively healthy older people, a subanalysis of the Australian Imaging, Biomarkers and Lifestyle (AIBL) Study of Aging has found.

The findings suggest PiB-PET imaging for amyloid deposits could be used to screen for cognitive impairment, Christopher C. Rowe, MD, of the University of Melbourne in Australia, and AIBL researchers reported inJAMA Neurology.”