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Tipo: Articolo in rivista

Titolo: Positron emission tomography neuroimaging in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: what is new?

Anno di pubblicazione: 2014

Formato: Elettronico Cartaceo

Autori: Quartuccio, N; Van Weehaeghe, D; Cistaro, A; Jonsson, C; Van Laere, K; Pagani, M

Affiliazioni autori: Nuclear Medicine Unit Department of Biomedical Sciences and of Morphologic and Functional Images University of Messina, Italy Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Department of Imaging and Pathology KU Leuven and University Hospital Leuven Leuven, Belgium Positron Emission Tomography Centre IRMET S.p.A., Euromedic Inc., Turin, Italy PET Pediatric AIMN InterGroup, Turin Italy Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies CNR, Rome, Italy Department of Nuclear Medicine Karolinska Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden

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Lingua: inglese

Abstract: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a neurodegenerative disease involving upper and lower motor neurons, extra-motor neurons, microglia and astrocytes. The neurodegenerative process results in progressive muscle paralysis and even in cognitive impairment. Within the complex diagnostic work-up, positron emission tomography (PET) represents a valuable imaging tool in the assessment of patients with ALS. PET, by means of different radiotracers (i.e. 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose, 6-[18F]fluoro-L-dopa, [11C]flumazenil) can assess the status of the wide range of brain regions and neural circuits, which can be affected by ALS. Furthermore, experimental radiocompounds have been developed for the evaluation of white matter, which plays a role in the progression of the disease. Here we present a comprehensive review including in different sections the most relevant PET studies: studies investigating ALS and ALS-mimicking conditions (especially primary lateral sclerosis and other neurodegenerative diseases), articles selecting specific subsets of patients (with bulbar or spinal onset), studies investigating patients with familial type of ALS, studies evaluating the role of the white matter in ALS and papers evaluating the diagnostic sensitivity of PET in ALS patients.

Pagine da: 344

Pagine a: 54


The Quarterly journal of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging Edizioni Minerva medica
Paese di pubblicazione: Italia
Lingua: inglese
ISSN: 1824-4785

Numero volume: 58

Numero fascicolo: 4

Referee: Sė: Internazionale

Indicizzato da: ISI Web of Science (WOS) [25375229]

Parole chiave:

  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis - Positron-emission tomography - Bulbar - Spinal

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Allegati: 2014 QJNMMI review PET SLA (application/pdf)

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