Adler Institute for Advanced Imaging

FOR REFERRING PHYSICIANS

Referring A Patient

The basic information we need from you when referring a patient.


The Clinical Value of PET/CT

How PET/CT works and why it so valuable in improving patient outcomes.


Using PET/CT

Use of PET/CT in Oncology, Cardiology, and Neurology


Forms

Necessary forms for your patient's scan.




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REFERRING PHYSICIANSUsing PET/CT

Use of PET in Neurology

Positron Emission Tomography is a non-invasive, advanced diagnostic imaging procedure that can provide unique information to aid in the differential diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease versus other dementias as well as assist with the management of stroke, brain tumors, and epileptic seizures. Because Alzheimer's Disease coverage is very specific, Cardinal Health has created a coverage criteria guide and a checklist/scan order form to help you educate and work with your referring physicians.

Since glucose is the primary source of energy for cells in the brain, the radiopharmaceutical FDG, a glucose derivative, helps to create a normal versus abnormal map of brain function, as imaged in a PET scan. Distinctive patterns of glucose metabolism assist physicians in accurately diagnosing patients and treating them appropriately.

For additional diagnostic confidence and to differentiate your PET brain imaging services in your local market try using quantification tools, like NeuroQâ„¢ and the Home Study CD - Neurology Edition, exclusively available from Cardinal Health.

Find out more about Alzheimer's Disease at the Alzheimer's Association website: www.alz.org.