BRAIN IMAGING: Applications of tau PET imaging

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Progress in the development of PET radiotracers has enabled the noninvasive assessment of the pathological hallmarks of Alzheimer disease (AD) and other neurodegenerative disorders. New reports have revealed the potential usefulness of tau PET imaging in AD and non-AD tauopathies.

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