Visual reads of flortaucipir positron emission tomography predict progression risk in dementia

Takeaway

  • Advanced Alzheimer’s disease flortaucipir pattern is linked to increased risk of clinical progression over 18 months in people with mild cognitive impairment.

Why this matters

    Clinically applicable visual reads of flortaucipir positron emission tomography scans could provide valuable information about the risk of clinical deterioration in those with Alzheimer’s disease-related cognitive impairment. These important findings suggest that visual scan interpretation could facilitate the accessibility of flortaucipir positron emission tomography scans in everyday clinical practice.