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Early neuroimaging diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease
Author(s): Jianling Jiao; Timon Cheng-Yi Liu; Yan Li; Songhao Liu
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Paper Abstract

Neuroimaging has played an important role in evaluating the Alzheimer's disease (AD) patients, and its uses are growing. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) may show the presence of cerebral infarcts and white matter disease. Single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) and positron emission tomography (PET), which visualize such cerebral functions as glucose metabolism and blood flow, may provide positive evidence to support the diagnosis of AD. Electrical impedance tomography (EIT) is a recently developed technique which enables the internal impedance of an object to be imaged noninvasively.

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Date Published: 12 April 2002
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 4536, International Workshop on Photonics and Imaging in Biology and Medicine, (12 April 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.462540
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Jianling Jiao, South China Normal Univ. (China)
Timon Cheng-Yi Liu, South China Normal Univ. and Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)
Yan Li, South China Normal Univ. (China)
Songhao Liu, South China Normal Univ. (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4536:
International Workshop on Photonics and Imaging in Biology and Medicine
Qingming Luo; Britton Chance; Valery V. Tuchin, Editor(s)

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