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Alzheimer's Disease

Number of Years with Alzheimer`s



Can a CT scan determine how long a patient has been suffering from Alzheimer`s?


If you want to know if a CT scan can tell you how many years the disease has lasted, the answer is: NO, a CT scan cannot tell you. If you ask a more general question, for instance, is the disease "early" or "very advanced", then the MRI may be of help.

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Response by:

Leopold Liss, MD
Faculty Emeritus
Professor of Pathology
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University