Novel imaging technique uncovers minutiae of neuroinflammation process

Written by Emily Brown

Neuroinflammation caused by an immune response in the brain could be a triggering factor of the neurodegeneration present in certain dementias, multiple sclerosis and other conditions of the CNS. At the core of this reactive immune response are immune cells termed microglia, the activation of which may be measurable with a novel PET imaging technique. Details of the technique were presented recently at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (11–15 June, CA, USA) and could in future offer guidance on how best to treat neurodegenerative conditions associated with inflammation. “The imaging technique could...

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