Tag Archives: MRI

Further Dementia Diagnostic Test Accuracy Systematic Review Protocols (Cochrane Database)

Summary This is an additional list of diagnostic testing-related protocols, further to the Cochrane Dementia and Cognitive Improvement Group (CDCIG) Diagnostic Test Accuracy (DTA) protocols and protocol templates listed earlier in Generic Protocol(s) for Diagnostic Test Accuracy Reviews in Dementia … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Cognitive and Neuroimaging Predictors of Progression from Mild Cognitive Impairment to Dementia (NHS Choices / Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease)

Summary The detection of pre-clinical Alzheimer’s Disease appears to be accomplished best by the use of a combination of information, taken from targeted neuroimaging and complementary neuropsychological assessments of cognitive functioning. This combination of approaches may be necessary in order to … 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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Frontotemporal Dementia (BMJ)

Summary Frontotemporal dementia involves a diverse range of conditions which are a cause of young onset dementia. There is selective brain atrophy in the frontal and temporal lobes, which requires brain magnetic resonance imaging for accurate diagnosis. Approximately one-quarter of … Continue reading

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NeuroAD™ for Mild and Moderate Alzheimer’s Disease (NIHR)

Summary This briefing from the NIHR Horizon Scanning Centre outlines the principles and purpose of the NeuroAD™ system, from Neuronix. NeuroAD™ is a non-invasive treatment for patients with mild and moderate Alzheimer’s Disease. which combines focused transcranial magnetic stimulation of … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s Disease-Related Gray Matter Atrophy Prevention Using B-Vitamin Treatment (NHS Choices / PNAS)

Summary Researchers explored the prevention of brain atrophy in areas related to cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s disease (AD) by lowering elevated plasma homocysteine using B vitamins. An earlier study on people with increased dementia risk had indicated that high-dose B-vitamin … Continue reading

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