Tag Archives: Functional Brain Imaging

Recent Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses

Bibliographic Citations Recent reviews and meta-analyses on miscellaneous topics are listed below. Some of these articles are available freely. The full-text of the other articles may need a suitable Athens password, a journal subscription or payment for access. Brain Imaging … Continue reading

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Data Linkage and Extract Service: Hospital Episode Statistics and the Diagnostic Imaging Dataset (HSCIC)

Summary Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) contains roughly 1 billion records on patients attending accident and emergency units, whether admitted for treatment or attending outpatient clinics. The Diagnostic Imaging Dataset (DID) is a collection of data from NHS-funded diagnostic imaging tests … 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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PET in Dementia Diagnosis and Treatment (Applied Radiology)

[A brief reference to this item appears in: Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 3 Issue 3, October 2012]. Summary The role of PET in the diagnosis and management of dementia is ex­pected to increase in … Continue reading

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Brain Functional Networks as Diagnostic Markers (Future Directions in the Diagnosis and Assessment of Dementia?)

Abstract This article reviews various non-invasive biomarkers which might be used to detect Alzheimer’s Disease in its earliest pre-dementia stages. The feasibility of neuroimaging tools, such as MR, SPECT, and FDG-PET imaging are examined, as are neurophysiological measurements using EEG. … Continue reading

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