Tag Archives: fMRI

Literature Review on Olfaction (Sense of Smell) and Neurodegenerative Diseases (International Archives of Otorhinolaryngology)

Summary Loss of sense of smell may be involved in certain neurodegenerative diseases, including Parkinson Disease and Alzheimer’s Disease. This literature review examines the relationships between olfactory dysfunction and neurological / neurodegenerative diseases. Olfactory tests may have a role in … Continue reading

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Possible Link Between Alzheimer’s Disease and Schizophrenia? (BBC News / PNAS)

Summary A “weak spot” in the brain, which may be play some common role(s) underlying both Alzheimer’s Disease and schizophrenia, appears to have been identified using functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) brain scans. The brain area in question has been … Continue reading

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Diagnosis, Screening, Assessment and Symptoms-Related Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses

Recent reviews and meta-analyses on the broad topics diagnosis, screening and assessment are listed below. Some of these articles may be available freely (according to local circumstances). A suitable Athens password, a journal subscription or payment for access may be … Continue reading

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Recent Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses on Imaging

Some of the following articles may be available freely where indicated (depending on local circumstances). Access to the full-text of the other articles will require a suitable Athens password, a journal subscription or payment. The Bibliographic Citations Pearson, SD. Ollendorf, … Continue reading

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UK Biobank: Ambitious Imaging Data Collection (BBC News / European Psychiatry)

Summary Around 100,000 of the 500,000 adults aged 40-69 and currently enrolled in UK Biobank are to be invited to take part in detailed imaging of their brain, heart and other major organs. This will be the world’s biggest scanning … Continue reading

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Biomarker Assessments in Alzheimer’s Disease Clinical Trials (Quintiles / Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience)

Summary Accurate and sensitive tools are required for the early detection / diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease, particularly to assist research. Alzheimer’s Disease clinical trials make increasing use of biomarkers, particularly neuroimaging markers and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) biomarkers obtained via invasive … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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