Case of the Month: December, 2011 Page 2

Answer: C. Alzheimer’s Disease.

PET study shows decreased glucose metabolism in the parietal and inferior temporal lobes and preserves the motor strip surrounding the central sulcus.

What region of the brain is typically investigated for structural abnormality when assessing for Alzheimer Disease?

  1. Substantia Nigra
  2. Frontal Lobe
  3. Cerebellum
  4. Hippocampus
  5. Medulla
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