June 16, 2014

SNMMI 2014: Tau PET study takes Image of the Year

Novel PET imaging of the hallmark neurofibrillary tangles in Alzheimer’s disease using F-18 THK5117 has nabbed the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging’s 2014 Image of the Year award, presented to the researchers with the most spectacular visual demonstration of their work. The study involved was one of many presented today during the 2014 annual meeting press conference. This one in particular is groundbreaking because it exemplifies how longitudinal tau PET imaging tracks the progression of Alzheimer’s pathology compared to amyloid imaging. {read more here}