Mesial Temporal Hypometabolism (sclerosis) :: Mesial temporal sclerosis by MR and history. Possible Alzheimer dementia suggested, not proven.
Dementia Brain PET
Multiple or Montage :: PET - Positron Emission || ACR Codes: 1.5
Three plane 18FDG tomographic images of the brain. Patient has refractory seizures. There is hypometabolism in the left hippocampus (arrows). Interictal (between seizure) hypometabolism may help localize a seizure focus, but may also occur with tissue loss (gliosis, mesial temporal sclerosis).
Original Source: Erik S Storm Submitted by: Erik S Storm - Affiliation: Uniformed Services University
Approved By: James G. Smirniotopoulos, M.D. - Affiliation: Uniformed Services University
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