Which imaging studies are indicated in the workup of dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB)?

Updated: Aug 08, 2019
  • Author: Howard A Crystal, MD; Chief Editor: Jasvinder Chawla, MD, MBA  more...
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Answer

The following radiologic studies of the brain may be used to evaluate patients with suspected DLB:

  • Magnetic resonance imaging: To distinguish DLB from vascular dementia

  • Computed tomography scanning

  • Single photon emission computed tomography

  • Positron emission tomography scanning

See Workup for more detail.


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