Follow-up of improvement in regional cerebral blood flow and mental status in Alzheimer's disease: A case report

Muhammad Babar Imran, Shuichi Awata, Ryuta Kawashima, Kazunori Sato, Hiroshi Ito, Shuichi Ono, Seiro Yoshioka, Shigeoki Ota, Mitsumoto Sato, Hiroshi Fukuda

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Abstract

Cerebral SPECT imaging has the potential to make important contributions in the follow-up care of patients with Alzheimer's disease. An unusual case of a patient who showed a follow-up cerebral blood flow pattern different from that routinely seen in Alzheimer's disease patients is reported here. Qualitative and voxel-based objective evaluation of follow-up scans revealed improvement in parietotemporal deficits that had been observed on a baseline study. This change was observed without significant further deterioration in ratings by dementia batteries. This case shows that a baseline regional cerebral blood flow study might be necessary for reference and comparison in the proper follow-up care of Alzheimer's disease patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)601-603
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Nuclear Medicine
Volume23
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1998 Sep 1

Keywords

  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • HMPAO Brain SPECT
  • Regional Cerebral Blood Flow Image

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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