To demonstrate PET-MRI appearances in various types of dementia and its impact on management. To outline the advantages of PET- MR fusion over PET scan or MRI alone,
and its clinical and prognostic ramifications.
Why PET-MRI for Neuroimaging? PET-MRI is a fusion of two most powerful modalities.
It has tremendous potential for combining form & function in vivo. Provides arsenal of information that can be used to understand various aspects of disease anatomy and physiology at a macroscopic,
microscopic & molecular level in vivo. Used to identify,
prognosticate & follow-up a variety of neurological diseases. Limitations of MRI and CT in Neurological disorders Although MRI and CT providesexemplary...
Findings and procedure details
MATERIAL AND METHODS STUDY DESIGN : This study was conducted at our hospital over a span of 12 months.
A total of 30 patients were included in the study referred for the PET-MRI examination of brain. CRITERIA FOR SELECTION OF PATIENTS INCLUSION CRITERIA:- 1.
Patients sent for evaluation and characterization of dementia. EXCLUSION CRITERIA:- 1.Patients with permanent pacemaker,
cochlear implant or any ferromagnetic prosthesis. 2.Uncooperative patients in whom PET-MRI could not be performed. •...
CONCLUSION • Out of the 24 patients with positive findings of dementia 8 patients had no significant morphological abnormality on MRI and were diagnosed by PET-MR fusion. • PET-MRI presents a significant leap forward in imaging capabilities bringing the exceptional soft tissue contrast and high specificity of MRI together with PET’s excellent sensitivity in assessing physiological and functional metabolic state for dementia studies. • It provides information at least equivalent to individual...
Dr.Suvinay Saxena Senior Registrar ,
Jawaharlal Cancer hospital and research center ,Bhopal. MBBS,DNB Radiodiagnosis (Gujarat Imaging Centre Post Graduate Institute of Radiology and Imaging,
Ahmedabad) email id:firstname.lastname@example.org Dr.Shikha Khandelwal MBBS,
DNB Senior Consultant Radiologist, Gujarat Imaging Center Post Graduate Institute of Radiology and Imaging,
Ahmedabad. email id:email@example.com Department of Radiology at GIC-PGIR. Dr.Dinesh Patel MD Dr.
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