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Title SPECT in dementia / volume editor, K.P. Ebmeier
Published Basel ; New York : Karger, ©2003


Description 1 online resource (vi, 130 pages) : illustrations
Series Advances in biological psychiatry ; v. 22
Advances in biological psychiatry ; v. 22.
Summary Single photon emission computerized tomography (SPECT) is a relatively cheap and widely available instrument for the examination of brain perfusion, cerebral blood flow and activity of neurotransmitter systems. The European project "SPECT in dementia" sets out to overcome some of the factors holding back the development of clinical neuroimaging. It has developed a methodology for combining results from different imaging centres, at the same time making scan assessment more objective and powerful. Moreover, using objective voxel-based methods of image analysis improves the diagnostic performance of less-experienced clinicians and contributes to their training. This publication gives an excellent general overview of the new methods of image analysis and sharing. It is complemented by a systematic review of the diagnostic utility of SPECT in dementia and a cost-effectiveness model of diagnostic improvements in Alzheimer's disease. This book is essential reading for all scientists, economists and clinicians in geriatric medicine, neurology and psychiatry, neuro-radiology and nuclear medicine working with patients suffering from dementia and Alzheimer's disease, who want to stay ahead in this rapid developing field
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
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Subject Alzheimer's disease -- Imaging
Tomography, Emission.
Radioisotope scanning.
Alzheimer Disease -- diagnostic imaging
Tomography, Emission-Computed
Radionuclide Imaging
Tomography, Emission-Computed, Single-Photon -- economics
Tomography, Emission-Computed, Single-Photon -- methods
Radioisotope scanning
Tomography, Emission
Maladie d'Alzheimer -- scintigraphie.
Tomographie d'émission monophotonique.
Alzheimer, Maladie d' -- Imagerie.
Tomographie par émission.
Form Electronic book
Author Ebmeier, K. P. (Klaus P.)
ISBN 9783318009873