1 in 2 women will develop dementia/parkinsonism/stroke

A Dutch study estimates that without prevention strategies, 1 in 2 women and 1 in 3 men will be diagnosed with dementia/parkinsonism/stroke. From www.hospitalhealth.com.au

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PET scans indicate women may have higher Alzheimer’s risk than men

“The differences that we observed indicate the strong possibility that there are sex differences in the structural and functional connections in the brain, which may contribute to women’s increased risk for Alzheimer’s,” said Sepideh Shokouhi, at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Los Angeles. Matt O'Connor | Molecular Imaging | www.healthimaging.com

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JAMA: Amyloid PET changed clinical management in 60% of patients with dementia

GCG Global Healthcare suggested reading: Amyloid PET imaging greatly influenced the clinical management of patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and dementia, according to the first phase of a multicenter trial published April 2 in JAMA. The findings may have important implications for diagnosing and managing Alzheimer’s disease. By Matt O'Connor | Molecular Imaging

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RSNA 2018 Spotlights Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning

ML Tool Detects Biomarker in Stroke Patients. RSNA/AAPM Symposium Focuses on Low-dose CT. Human Factors Impact Reporting of Safety Events. MRI-Based Technology Promising in Alzheimer’s. RSNA Online Series Targets Health Care Economics.

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AI can detect, assess white-matter lesions on CT scans

Researchers from the U.K. have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm capable of accurately detecting and rating the severity of brain lesions on CT scans of patients presenting with stroke or dementia. By Abraham Kim, AuntMinnie.com staff writer

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New Alzheimer’s definition relies on imaging biomarkers

New research guidelines for classifying whether individuals have Alzheimer's disease rely heavily on the use of biomarkers from imaging scans. The new framework was published in the April issue of Alzheimer's & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association by Wayne Forrest, AuntMinnie.com

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Deep learning analyses PET for signs of dementia

A deep-learning algorithm that analyzed FDG-PET was able to differentiate between normal cognition and dementia by Wayne Forrest, AuntMinnie.com staff writer

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