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The battle against Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) has long been one of the most challenging and heart-wrenching. This relentless neurological disorder, marked by cognitive decline and memory loss, has no cure1. However, in recent years new hope has emerged: novel therapies, so called Disease Modifying Therapies (DMT)2, which claim to slow progression of this devastating disease, have entered the market.3
These new DMTs, while promising, require careful consideration to:
Numerous tests are used to diagnose Alzheimer’s Disease, from laboratory tests to diagnostic neuroimaging.4 Siemens Healthineers offers a comprehensive portfolio to help healthcare providers transform their management of Alzheimer’s Disease patients.
All Biograph family PET/CT scanners may play a key role in helping to evaluate the presence of amyloid plaques, which are consistent with an Alzheimer’s Disease diagnosis. In the USA, PETNET Solutions sells and distributes specialized tracers that bind to amyloid plaques to confirm amyloid plaque presence. Confirmation of amyloid plaques enables physicians to potentially identify Alzheimer's as early in the process as possible. There can be challenges of interpreting amyloid clinical cases based on visual assessment alone. syngo.via also delivers unique software, Cortical Analysis, to assist physicians in the evaluation of amyloid plaques.
MRI plays a key role in managing patients along the Alzheimer’s Disease pathway. New pharmaceutical treatments require MRI scans at defined timepoints to monitor for signs of ARIA (amyloid related imaging abnormalities), known side effects associated with these new treatments.6 Every MAGNETOM scanner in our MR portfolio is equipped, out-of-the-box, to handle the scan requirements mandated by these novel therapies. AI-powered technologies such as myExam Brain Assist and Deep Resolve Boost, Sharp and Swift Brain ensure that the scans are fast, automated, and reproducible. AI-Rad Companion Brain MR automates the visualization of anatomy and abnormalities in the brain.
The underlying mechanisms behind Alzheimer’s Disease are not fully understood. Future advancements in disease management will require innovative technologies that go beyond what is possible today. MAGNETOM Cima.X6, and the Biograph Vision.XTM 7 and Biograph QuadraTM 7 deliver MR and PET/CT imaging capabilities unmatched in the market. As the leader in the neuroimaging community, Siemens Healthineers stands together with the brightest minds in academia and industry to make a transformative impact on the management of Alzheimer’s Disease.