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PET Scans of the Brain

PET Scans of the Brain

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Courtesy of Intermountain Medical Imaging, Boise, Idaho.

Figure 1 is a PET scan that shows normal activity in a healthy brain. Figure 2 is a PET scan of a brain in a person with Alzheimer's disease. The gray area outlined on Figure 2 shows lower levels of brain activity.

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Primary Medical ReviewerAdam Husney, MD - Family Medicine

Specialist Medical ReviewerHoward Schaff, MD - Diagnostic Radiology

Current as ofSeptember 9, 2014

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