PET Scans of AIDS Patient with Dementia

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Title: PET Scans of AIDS Patient with Dementia
Description: PET scans at the level of the basal ganglia of a normal control (1) case 1 at the start (2) and after treatment with AZT (3). In (1) there is a homogeneous pattern of glucose metabolism in the frontal, temporal and occipital cortex and in the subcortical grey matter. At the onset of treatment with AZT (2) there is a heterogeneous pattern of glucose metabolism with a relative reduction in the posterior temporal and occipital regions and the thalamus. Thirteen weeks after treatment with AZT, the abnormal pattern has partly resolved (3). All images are scaled from zero to 100% of the maximum activity within the slice (scale shown on right of figure).
Topics/Categories: Cancer Types -- AIDS-Related
Treatment -- Other Interventions
Type: Color, Photo (JPEG format)
Source: National Cancer Institute
Creator: Unknown Photographer
AV Number: AV-8700-3405
Date Created: 1987
Date Added: January 1, 2001
Reuse Restrictions: None - This image is in the public domain and can be freely reused. Please credit the source and, where possible, the creator listed above.