PET Imaging of Brain with Alzheimer Disease

Positron emission tomography (PET) brain imaging of a patient with Alzheimer disease. Red arrows point to the decreased metabolic activity (green color) in the temporoparietal lobes and posterior cingulate gyri. (Reproduced with permission from Bundhit Tantiwongkosi, MD.)

Read more about Alzheimer Disease in context:

The Color Atlas and Synopsis of Family Medicine, 3e: Chapter 243. Dementia

Read about Alzheimer Disease:

Adams and Victor’s Principles of Neurology, 11e: Chapter 38. Degenerative Diseases of the Nervous System > Diseases Characterized Mainly by Progressive Dementia

Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine, 20e: Chapter 423. Alzheimer’s Disease

Current Diagnosis and Treatment: Psychiatry, 3e: Chapter 3. Psychiatric Genetics > Alzheimer Disease



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Melanie Allison, DNP, MSN, RN, ACNP-BC

Executive Editorial Specialist, McGraw-Hill Education

Melanie Allison is the Executive Editorial Specialist with McGraw-Hill Education. She earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree and Post-Master’s Certificate in Nursing Education from The Johns Hopkins University. She earned her Master’s of Science in Nursing degree (MSN), specializing as an acute care nurse practitioner (ACNP), from Vanderbilt University. Melanie has more than 20 years of experience as a registered nurse and nurse practitioner in adult cardiology. She is a part-time faculty member at a top school of nursing, where she has taught for more than 15 years.

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