Schuff: The beauty of this new technique is that it is entirely based on MRI techniques. So, you can easily attach it to the conventional MRI scan and in addition to that, we can measure the blood flow without any trace or injecting anything. Usually blood flow is measured by injecting some radioactive material or a dye.
Narrator: This technique's ability to distinguish between Alzheimer's disease and frontotemporal dementia is an important finding.
Schuff: At the early stage, those dementias are very difficult to separate. So, it will be very important to differentiate them at an early stage because they have different courses.
Narrator: For Science Today, I'm Larissa Branin.