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    PET Scans of the Brain

    PET Scans of the Brain

    PET scans of the brain

    Courtesy of Intermountain Medical Imaging, Boise, Idaho.

    Figure 1 is a PET scan that shows normal activity in a healthy brain. Figure 2 is a PET scan of a brain in a person with Alzheimer's disease. The gray area outlined on Figure 2 shows lower levels of brain activity.

    ByHealthwise Staff
    Primary Medical Reviewer Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
    Specialist Medical Reviewer Howard Schaff, MD - Diagnostic Radiology

    Current as ofAugust 21, 2015

    Current as of: August 21, 2015

    Author: Healthwise Staff

    Medical Review: Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Howard Schaff, MD - Diagnostic Radiology

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