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MRI or CT scans to determine dementia

niculos

Registered User
Sep 5, 2015
1
Can GPs submit patients for a brain scan to help determine early onset dementia, cognitive impairment or brain atrophy?
 

Kevinl

Registered User
Aug 24, 2013
4,771
Salford
Can GPs submit patients for a brain scan to help determine early onset dementia, cognitive impairment or brain atrophy?
Yes, our GP sent my wife for a MRI scan then after being refereed to a consultant she sent my wife for s SPECT scan, never had a CT scan though.
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Countryboy

Registered User
Mar 17, 2005
1,463
Cornwall
I was sent for Brain scans by my Consultant the first in 2003 was PET scan short for Single-Photon-Emmission-Tomogaphy-Brain HMPAO and a second in 2004 a Brain-Cerebral-Perfussion both are a Nuclear Medicine scans I also had brain scan previously in 2000 and 2001 but they did show the dementia hence the PET brain scans Did confirm the condition
 
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