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Positron emission tomography applications in clinical neurology.
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PMID:  23361486     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Positron emission tomography (PET) is a molecular imaging technique for developing maps of functional and biochemical activity in target tissues in vivo. PET has led to significant insights into nervous system biology, physiology, and pathophysiology in health and disease. Several of these insights and applications have a direct usefulness for the clinical neurologist. Although [F-18]fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG-) PET has remained a workhorse of PET imaging, many other radiolabeled biomolecules have been studied using PET. This article aims to provide an overview of current clinical usefulness of PET across the neurologic subspecialties including dementias, movement disorders, epilepsy, brain tumors, and neurologic infectious and inflammatory diseases.
Tarun Singhal
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2013-01-29
Journal Detail:
Title:  Seminars in neurology     Volume:  32     ISSN:  1098-9021     ISO Abbreviation:  Semin Neurol     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-30     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8111343     Medline TA:  Semin Neurol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  421-31     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.
Division of General Neurology, Department of Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts.
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