Volume 2 Issue 1
Quantitative PET/MRI Evaluation and Application in Dementia
Yongxia Zhou, PhD*
A recently introduced integrated scanner combining simultaneous positron emission tomography (PET) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) (PET/MRI) acquisition presents a unique set of opportunities for neuroimaging research and dementia in particular. Among these, the intrinsic co-registration of the images has the potential to reduce errors in multi-modality image registration, which could lead to better quantification of longitudinal volumetric changes in neuroanatomical features that are important for assessing disease progression. PET tracers could provide functional information of brain biochemical processes by radio-labeling specific molecular with high sensitivity and specificity, while MRI could provide superior structural information.
Tropical Pyomyositis Diagnosis by a Modern Medical Imaging – A Case Report and Review Of Literature
L B Samarakoon*, P Piranavan, K S Perera
Tropical pyomyositis is characterized by single or multiple abscesses within the large skeletal muscle groups of the body. Although initially described in the tropics, an increasing number of cases have been reported from the temperate climates. Although fever and myalgia is a common presenting feature, Topical pyomyositis can be a great masquerader, mimicking a wide variety of commoner diseases, making it a diagnostic challenge to the less experienced or the unsuspecting clinician.