Value of 99mTc-ECD SPET for the diagnosis of dementia with Lewy bodies

  title={Value of 99mTc-ECD SPET for the diagnosis of dementia with Lewy bodies},
  author={Jacques Pasquier and Bernard François Michel and Isabelle Brenot-Rossi and Nathalie Hassan-Sebbag and Richard Sauvan and Jean Louis Gastaut},
  journal={European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging},
Despite improved diagnostic accuracy, differentiation of dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) and Alzheimer's disease (AD) on the basis of clinical findings remains problematic. The purpose of this retrospective study was to evaluate the utility of technetium-99m ethyl cysteinate dimer (ECD) single-photon emission tomography (SPET) as a potential tool for the diagnosis of DLB and discrimination from AD. Cerebral perfusion patterns detected by 99mTc-ECD SPET were compared in patients presenting with… CONTINUE READING
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