Interpretation variability of 18FDG-positron emission tomography studies in dementia.

  title={Interpretation variability of 18FDG-positron emission tomography studies in dementia.},
  author={J. M. Hoffman and Michael W. Hanson and Kathleen A Welsh and Nancy L Earl and Susan Paine and David Delong and R. Edward Coleman},
  journal={Investigative radiology},
  volume={31 6},
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES Functional imaging studies such as 18F-fluoro-18-labeled-deoxyglucose-positron emission tomography (18FDG-PET) are being used increasingly in the evaluation of patients with dementia. The authors evaluate inter- and intraobserver interpretation agreement in a diverse group of patients with clinically diagnosed dementia and subjective memory complaints, as well as two healthy control subjects. METHODS Ninety-six patients with clinical diagnoses of probable Alzheimer's… CONTINUE READING


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