Study: FDG-PET scans may lead to misdiagnosis of Alzheimer's

04/26/2012 | Medscape (free registration)

Sixty-five percent of patients in a community setting had a misdiagnosis or inconclusive data after an FDG-PET scan for Alzheimer's disease, with 35% having false-positive results, according to a study presented at a neurology meeting. The study indicates a need to standardize protocols for reading results, an expert said. Another expert has expressed concern over the findings, particularly with the arrival of new PET tracers for Alzheimer's.

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