A semi-quantitative method for correlating brain disease groups with normal controls using SPECT: Alzheimer's disease versus vascular dementia

@article{Chen2013ASM,
  title={A semi-quantitative method for correlating brain disease groups with normal controls using SPECT: Alzheimer's disease versus vascular dementia},
  author={Yin J. Chen and Georg Deutsch and Ramadass Satya and Hong-Gang Liu and James M. Mountz},
  journal={Computerized medical imaging and graphics : the official journal of the Computerized Medical Imaging Society},
  year={2013},
  volume={37 1},
  pages={40-7}
}
PURPOSE To demonstrate the utility of semi-quantitative circumferential-profile analysis of regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF) SPECT in Alzheimer's disease (AD) versus white matter vascular dementia (WM-VaD). METHODS Subjects underwent dementia evaluation, MRI and Tc-99m HMPAO SPECT. rCBF patterns from 11 AD and 20 WM-VaD patients were compared to 17 controls using semi-quantitative circumferential-profile analysis. RESULTS AD patients showed more significant semi-quantitative… CONTINUE READING