Tag Archives: Neuroimaging Tools

Computerised Cognitive Testing: Cutting Delays in Dementia Assessments (Cambridge Cognition and IXICO)

Summary Cambridge Cognition (a leading British developer of neuropsychological tests) and IXICO (a leading brain imaging specialist), have developed tools which promise to assist in achieving more accurate and rapid dementia assessments. Their innovations consist of (i) the Dementia Friendly GP … 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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