Each year the Cleveland Clinic selects the Top 10 Medical Innovations. For 2011, a new molecular imaging biomarker for early detection of Alzheimer’s disease tops the list. It is the discovery of a new radioactive compound that allows doctors to “see” inside of a patient’s brain that makes this finding such an important discovery. Currently, positive diagnosis of Alzheimer’s is only possible upon autopsy.

Read the Top 10 Medical Innovations for 2011.

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