Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Superbowl and medical imaging?

And because the superbowl was this weekend, I draw your attention to a recent study made with former NFL players. PET studies with FDDNP tracer, developed for Alzheimer disease (AD), have been performed and showed differences between normal subjects and the former NFL players. Nevertheless, the study group is small and therefore, more subjects are necessary to make a bolder statement.

PET plus FDDNP shows brain injury in retired NFL players

Full article about the study:
FDDNP-PET Shows Brain Injury in Former NFL Players
The Journal of Nuclear Medicine article about FDDNP and PIB tracers for AD

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