Alzheimer's disease and beta-amyloid plaque accumulation
In a healthy brain, beta-amyloid protein fragments are broken down and removed from the brain. In a brain with AD, beta-amyloid protein fragments accumulate to form hard, insoluble plaques in between neurons. Beta-amyloid plaque buildup in the brain is often an early indicator of AD. This plaque buildup can be devastating, which is why early detection with a diagnostic tool, such as beta-amyloid PET imaging, is crucial to improving outcomes for patients with AD.
Beta-amyloid protein fragments are broken down and removed from the brain
Beta-amyloid protein fragments accumulate to form hard, insoluble plaques between neurons
Enabling the AD care pathway
PET radiopharmaceuticals to image beta-amyloid plaque
PET/CT and PET/MR imaging to evaluate beta-amyloid plaque burden
Software solutions to quantify beta-amyloid plaque burden
Identify beta-amyloid plaque
PETNET Solutions, Inc.
With a comprehensive portfolio of agents for imaging amyloid-beta plaque buildup and other neurological pathologies, and supplied by our reliable delivery network of high-energy radiopharmacies, PETNET Solutions is positioned to support the identification of neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's disease in its earliest stages.
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Evaluate beta-amyloid plaque burden
Biograph™ PET/CT and PET/MR systems are capable of performing scans to determine eligibility for treatment with approved amyloid-targeting therapies as well as to evaluate amyloid-related imaging abnormalities (ARIA).
Our Biograph family of PET/CT scanners uses optimized components for the detection systems, Optiso High Definition (HD) and Optiso Ultra Dynamic Range (UDR) PET detectors. The design and configuration of the LSO crystals, the high-speed electronics, and the optimal acquisition matrix size, all enable physicians to attain the highest image quality and accurate quantifiable results. Combined with high-definition technologies, such as UltraHD•PET, the images produced allow physicians to confidently evaluate a patient's condition.
For treatment monitoring, MRI plays an instrumental role in detecting the occurrence of ARIA that may result from immunotherapy drug treatment.
Designed for optimum performance, our PMT based design offers high volumetric resolution 95-mm3, decreased partial volume effect, and superb image quality.
Supports to better localize the event within a small range along each line of response (LOR). The better localization of each event using time of flight (TOF) reduces noise in the reconstructed image while improving contrast and image clarity.
Provides improved image signal-to-noise by utilizing timing information (TOF) between the two PET coincidence events. Combined with the resolution recovery of HD•PET, this option can be used to enhance image quality.
Beta-amyloid PET image comparison
A positive beta-amyloid PET scan is not a definitive diagnosis for AD but rather a diagnostic tool to determine the presence of beta-amyloid plaques in the brain to help increase the clinical certainty of AD diagnosis. The use of beta-amyloid PET imaging may help enable the quantification of beta-amyloid plaque burden in the brain cortices as well in the blood vessels supplying the brain.2
Amyloid-negative PET scan
• Low uptake in cortical gray matter indicates sparse to no amyloid plaques
• Inconsistent with a neuropathological diagnosis of AD
Amyloid-positive PET scan
- High uptake in cortical gray matter indicates moderate to frequent amyloid plaques (loss of gray-white matter contrast)
- Consistent with a neuropathological diagnosis of AD
Data courtesy of Provision Diagnostic Imaging, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA.
Quantify beta-amyloid plaque
syngo.PET Amyloid Plaque3 enables beta-amyloid plaque assessment, enabling physicians to automatically calculate SUVr and to compare beta-amyloid distribution with normal database
Our syngo.PET Amyloid Plaque proprietary quantification software takes a patient’s beta-amyloid PET exam and automatically registers it against a reference model of a beta-amyloid PET brain.
syngo.PET Amyloid Plaque software enables physicians to automatically calculate SUVr. Combined with visual assessment, these capabilities provide physicians with added information about amyloid PET images.