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PET Scans of the Brain

PET Scans of the Brain

Images showing 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.

By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer Adam Husney, MD, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Howard Schaff, MD - Diagnostic Radiology
Last Revised July 28, 2011

Last Revised: July 28, 2011

Author: Healthwise Staff

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

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