Detecting Alzheimer's Disease in a Living Brain
A depressing introduction to some remarkable research
As the article points out this is the first time the plaque (beta-amyloid plaque)
that accumulates in a brain suffering from AD has been directly observed in a living brain.
Until now, only a post-mortem autopsy could provide unambiguous evidence.
What other compound used in medical diagnostic imaging could be labelled with 19F
leading to a signifcant advance in the non-invasive detection of disease?