Neurology and Psychiatry

Applications in these medical disciplines include the management of brain tumours, the pre-surgical workup of patients with epilepsy (complex partial seizures) resistant to medical therapies, and the identification of tumours causing para-neoplastic syndromes. Further, PET has been shown to precede all other methods for the early diagnosis and differential diagnosis of dementias. While there clearly is a role for this in management of patients it is only with the introduction of effective treatments that it will prove to be important and could become the most important clinical use of PET with time.

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