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Amyloid imaging for dementia in clinical practice

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Medicine, July 2015
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (88th percentile)
  • Above-average Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (53rd percentile)

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Title
Amyloid imaging for dementia in clinical practice
Published in
BMC Medicine, July 2015
DOI 10.1186/s12916-015-0404-6
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Authors

John T. O’Brien, Karl Herholz

Abstract

In vivo imaging of brain amyloid using positron emission tomography (PET) scanning is widely used in research studies of dementia, with three amyloid PET ligands being licenced for clinical use. The main clinical use of PET is to help confirm or exclude the likely diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease in challenging cases, where diagnostic uncertainty remains after current clinical and investigative work up. Whilst diagnostically valuable in such select cases, much wider clinical adoption, especially for very early disease, will be limited by both cost and the lack of a currently effective disease-modifying treatment that requires such early case identification. The use of amyloid imaging to appropriately stratify subjects for prognostic studies and therapeutic trials should increase the efficiency and potentially shorten the time of such studies, and its use combined with other biomarkers and genetics will likely lead to new ways of defining and classifying the dementias.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 3 6%
Unknown 49 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 8 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 15%
Researcher 7 13%
Other 6 12%
Student > Bachelor 5 10%
Other 14 27%
Unknown 4 8%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 15 29%
Neuroscience 7 13%
Engineering 5 10%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 8%
Psychology 4 8%
Other 10 19%
Unknown 7 13%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 13. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 28 August 2015.
All research outputs
#468,506
of 6,374,069 outputs
Outputs from BMC Medicine
#608
of 1,410 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#21,645
of 184,126 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Medicine
#35
of 76 outputs
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