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December 5, 2012

Amyloid study a "first step"

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A new study published in Alzheimer Disease & Associated Disorders could shed some light on the potential impact of PET amyloid imaging in the clinical setting.

According to the study, most clinicians had more diagnostic confidence after seeing amyloid PET scans when diagnosing Alzheimer's and related dementia. And, in a somewhat surprising finding, the assurance actually reduced the physicians' intention to use other testing modalities, such as MR and CT, particularly for patients who had not yet completed their diagnostic work-up.

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