Everything that healthcare providers do has a real, meaningful impact on human life. So they want to know that every imaging agent that they administer holds far more than just a radionuclide. They want it to deliver confidence, efficiency and a higher standard of excellence. And above all, renewed hope for each patient’s future.

Molecular imaging technologies play an important role in neuroimaging because they provide a ‘window’ into the living brain. Where computed tomography (CT) and conventional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) offer structural information on the brain, technologies such as positron emission tomography (PET) and single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) imaging allow physicians to visualize brain function and measure its chemical processes. Abnormal brain function is often detected by molecular imaging before the structural changes resulting from brain cell death can be seen on CT or MRI.

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Alzheimer’s disease (AD) Irreversible and progressive neurological disease that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills and, eventually, the ability to carry out the simplest tasks of daily living.
Brain death/injury Brain death is complete cessation of brain function as evidenced by absence of brain-wave activity on an electroencephalogram: sometimes used as a legal definition of death. Traumatic brain injury is damage to the brain as the result of an injury.

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Brain tumor Occurs when certain cells within the brain grow in an uncontrolled, abnormal manner.
Cisternography/cerebral fluid leak (CFL) A cerebral fluid leak (CFL) is an escape of the fluid that surrounds the brain and spinal cord.
Dementia with Lewy bodies (LBD) LBD is an umbrella term for two related diagnoses. It refers to both Parkinson’s disease dementia and dementia with Lewy bodies.
Epilepsy/Seizure disorders A brain disorder in which the patient experiences repeated, unpredictable seizures, or episodes of disturbed brain activity that cause changes in attention or behavior.
Frontotemporal disorder Form of dementia caused by a family of brain disorders known as frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD). Affected areas are generally associated with personality, behavior and language. Pick’s disease is an example of this type of dementia.
Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) A condition in which memory or other cognitive functions are below normal but do not interfere with daily functioning.
Movement disorders Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a brain disorder that leads to tremors and difficulty with walking, movement and coordination. Huntington’s disease results from genetically programmed degeneration of brain cells, causing uncontrolled movements, loss of intellectual faculties and emotional disturbance.
Stroke and transient ischemic attack (TIA) Blood flow to a part of the brain is interrupted due to a blood vessel in brain being blocked (ischemic stroke) or bursts causing internal bleeding (hemorrhagic stroke).
Vascular dementia (VaD) May arise as a result of cerebrovascular disease in which the flow of blood to the brain is limited or non-existent to certain areas of the brain.