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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.

Current as of: June 17, 2021

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine
Howard Schaff MD - Diagnostic Radiology