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Positron emission tomography neuroimaging in neurodegenerative diseases: Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Krzysztof Barc, Magdalena Kuźma-Kozakiewicz
DOI: 10.5603/PJNNS.a2019.0013
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Pubmed: 30855701
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Neurol Neurochir Pol 2019;53(2):99-112.

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Vol 53, No 2 (2019)
Review articles
Published online: 2019-03-11
Submitted: 2019-01-22
Accepted: 2019-01-22

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Neurodegenerative diseases are a growing problem of ageing societies. Their insidious onset, and the lack of reliable biomarkers, result in significant diagnosis delays. This article summarises the results of studies on the use of positron emission tomography (PET) in the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. It focuses on clinical-pathogenetic aspects of individual diseases, as well as disease-specific patterns relevant in differential diagnosis and in assessing the risk of disease development and prognosis.

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Neurodegenerative diseases are a growing problem of ageing societies. Their insidious onset, and the lack of reliable biomarkers, result in significant diagnosis delays. This article summarises the results of studies on the use of positron emission tomography (PET) in the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. It focuses on clinical-pathogenetic aspects of individual diseases, as well as disease-specific patterns relevant in differential diagnosis and in assessing the risk of disease development and prognosis.

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Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, positron emission tomography

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Positron emission tomography neuroimaging in neurodegenerative diseases: Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Journal

Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska

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Vol 53, No 2 (2019)

Pages

99-112

Published online

2019-03-11

DOI

10.5603/PJNNS.a2019.0013

Pubmed

30855701

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Neurol Neurochir Pol 2019;53(2):99-112.

Keywords

Alzheimer’s disease
Parkinson’s disease
amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
positron emission tomography

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Krzysztof Barc
Magdalena Kuźma-Kozakiewicz

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