Patients ‘relieved’ by amyloid scans

But some come away with exaggerated ideas about the test’s value

Most patients said they were “relieved” by the results of their amyloid scans, but there’s still room for education as to what those results actually mean, researchers found in a small study.

In a single-center study at a tertiary care center staffed with experienced dementia specialists, the majority of 20 patient-caregiver pairs undergoing amyloid PET imaging said they felt relief from the scans, whether they were positive or negative, Joshua Grill, PhD, of the University of California Irvine, and colleagues reported in Alzheimer’s & Dementia. Read more.

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