PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — A new national study found that brain imaging to detect Alzheimer’s-related plaques affected clinical diagnosis and management of patients with mild cognitive impairment and dementia. The findings are a step toward understanding how imaging results ultimately affect patient outcomes.

Constantine Gatsonis, a professor of biostatistics in Brown University’s School of Public Health, was the lead statistician for the first-of-its-kind national study. The study included 11,409 Medicare beneficiaries, 595 different clinical sites and 946 dementia specialists — including Brown-affiliated physicians such as Dr. Stephen Salloway and Dr. Brian Ott.”

 

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