Neuroimaging for Early Diagnosis of Neurodegenerative Disease

Summary

The roles of magnetic resonance and radionuclide imaging in the early diagnosis and pre-clinical detection of dementia and parkinsonism are reviewed. Structural imaging has traditionally been used to exclude alternate diagnoses, but recent advances in magnetic resonance and multimodal imaging promise improved diagnostic specificity. This article explores the potential role of functional imaging in the early diagnosis and pre-clinical detection of neurodegenerative diseases.

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Stoessl, AJ. (2012). Neuroimaging in the early diagnosis of neurodegenerative disease. Translational Neurodegeneration, January 13th 2012, Vol.1(1), pp.1-6.

[A brief reference to this item features in Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWNHST), Volume 3 Issue 5, January 2013].

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