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Global FDDNP Binding on PET Scan in the Evaluation of a Patient for Mild Cognitive Impairment

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Neurology, Psychiatry, Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology

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Small et al evaluated PET scans following injection of [18F]-FDDNP which binds to both amyloid and tau proteins. Higher uptake implies higher concentrations of these abnormal proteins and the greater the likelihood of the patient having Alzheimer's disease (AD). The authors are from the University of California Los Angeles.

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