News in brief: MBS item covers FDG-PET scans for Alzheimer diagnosis; University investigates allegations of irregularities in brain research papers; Genetic factors may promote migraine via metabolites

MBS item covers PET scans for Alzheimer diagnosis A new MBS item 61560 will be introduced from 1 November for FDG positron emission tomography for the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. The new item will allow patients with suspected Alzheimer Disease to access FDG PET, which is more sensitive than single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT), which ...

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