Question about CP and PET

Acre Yael acrey at MAGELLAN.UMontreal.CA
Tue Mar 25 13:38:39 EST 1997

An open question:
A friend's son was diagnosed with cerebral palsy 6 years ago. He has
severe cognitive defficiency. Would having a PET scan give his parent's
any useful information as to how much of his brain is affected and what
they can expect for his development? He is in special classes, has
physiotherapy and occupational therapy, but therapists tell his parents
that they can't predict how much he will develop since they don't know how
much is damaged. Is there any relatively inexpensive scan they can have
done (in Canada) which would let them know?
Thank you for your help. 
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