Brain gain

September 2007
Marketing Health Services;Fall2007, Vol. 27 Issue 3, p7
Academic Journal
The article reports that Royal Philips Electronics and the University Medical Center Hamburg-Emppendorf (UKE) of Germany announced in July 2007 that they have developed the world's first magnetic resonance imaging/positron emission tomography (MRI/PET) image software tool for the diagnosis of neurodegenerative diseases. Philips and UKE have developed a computer-aided diagnosis (CAD) software package that can automatically interpret PET brain scans of patients who may have the early symptoms of Alzheimer's disease. The article reveals that the PET scans are combined with MRI scans for diagnosis.


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