Description of Medical ServiceFDG is a slightly radioactive form of glucose that can be safely injected into a patient. After 30 minutes a scan can then be performed with a PET camera, which takes approximately 15 minutes.
Description of Medical ConditionAlzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia. It is progressive and leads to severe disability and then morbidity – on average seven years from diagnosis. Symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease are present for several years before diagnosis and the pathological process that leads to the dementia of Alzheimer’s disease begins a decade or more before diagnosis.
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Meetings for this Application
PASC16 to 17 April 2014
14 to 15 August 2014