Abnormalities of energy metabolism in Alzheimer's disease studied with PET.

@article{Heiss1991AbnormalitiesOE,
  title={Abnormalities of energy metabolism in Alzheimer's disease studied with PET.},
  author={W-D Heiss and Brigitte Szelies and Josef Kessler and Karl Herholz},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
  year={1991},
  volume={640},
  pages={65-71}
}
Positron emission tomography (PET) is currently the only technology affording three-dimensional measurement of the brain's energy metabolism which is closely coupled to brain function. Studies of glucose metabolism by PET of (18F)-2-fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose are therefore widely applied to show the contribution of various brain structures in the performance of a variety of tasks or their participation in functional deficits associated with various diseases. Although glucose metabolism decreases… CONTINUE READING