Appropriate Use of Neuroimaging in Dementia Diagnosis (Ontario Health Technology Assessment Series / BBC News)

Summary

This economic literature review and cost-effectiveness analysis investigated neuroimaging for diagnostic purposes, and in particular examined whether computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) should be used. It was not possible to answer the specific research questions with confidence, but areas for future  research in the diagnosis of dementia came to light.

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Reference

Bermingham, S. (2014). The appropriate use of neuroimaging in the diagnostic work-up of dementia: an economic literature review and cost-effectiveness analysis. Ontario Health Technology Assessment Series. February 1st 2014; 14(2): 1-67. (Click here to view the PubMed  abstract).

A news story, possibly of incidental / tangential interest:

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Reference

Surge in US ‘brain-reading’ patents. London: BBC Technology News / BBC Health News, May 7th 2015.

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