Easier brain scans for AD diagnosis
Among older people in Europe, dementia is the leading cause of dependency and disability. Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common type of dementia and early diagnosis is key to its treatment. Currently, a positron emission tomography scan, commonly known as a PET scan, is used to reveal the early microscopic changes in the brain caused by Alzheimer’s disease. However, PET scans are big and expensive, making population-wide screening difficult. The Swiss start-up Positrigo is developing the NeuroLF brain PET system, which is only a tenth of the price (reduced device, personnel and radiotracers costs) and a fifth of the size of traditional scanners. The EU-funded NeuroLF project will focus on the commercialisation of this new technology, which will make brain scanning affordable for everyone.
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