Brain disorders come in various forms, affecting elder and young alike. PET/CT is being used to help a number of brain disorders including:
- Parkinson’s disease
- Brain tumours
PET/CT can help with the above brain disorders in the following ways:
- Identify characteristic brain images for Alzheimer’s disease in its very early stages.
- Useful in epilepsy assessment
- Helps in the evaluation of vascular disorders, including stroke.
- Used to assess blood flow and the metabolism of the brain to aid the preparation for removing a tumor